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Sha Ra Ku Mono Petty Knife, 110 mm (4.3")

Sha Ra Ku Mono Petty Knife, 110 mm (4.3")


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The second masterpiece by visionary industrial designer Komin Yamada, Sha Ra Ku Mono’s seamless construction, elegant contours, and standout design have earned it a place in our carefully curated collection for over twenty years. Unlike Global knives, Yamada’s previous creation, Sha Ra Ku Mono features hollow handles that give it a delicate balance evocative of traditional wood-handled Japanese knives.

Sha Ra Ku Mono is produced by Tojiro in Tsubame, Japan and distributed exclusively by Seattle Cutlery.


Developed in Japan in the late 19th century with influence from the European utility knife, the petty knife is a small blade that is perfect for vegetables and other fine work. The Sha Ra Ku Mono petty knife is shorter and more agile than most traditional petty or utility knives, making it comparable to a large paring knife.


Sha Ra Ku Mono blades are forged from molybdenum-vanadium alloy stainless steel, which finely balances edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. This alloy is softer than the VG-10 steel used in other Tojiro knives but harder than European knife steels and is comparatively easy to sharpen.

The handle is made from hollow 18/8 stainless steel, crafted with the blade as a single piece. Much like a traditional wooden wa handle, its light weight keeps the knife's balance farther forward than on European knives. The ergonomic shape allows it to be gripped either by the handle or with a more versatile pinch grip.

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Length: 110 mm (4.3") blade, 220 mm (8.7") overall

Weight: 70 g (2.5 oz)

Blade: Molybdenum-vanadium stainless steel

Edge: Double bevel

Handle Material: Hollow 18/8 stainless steel

Handle Shape: Ergonomic