Many people are unaware of the existence of the Petty Japanese Knife. In fact, most collectors of Japanese knives are not aware of the existence of this type of knife in the first place. This knife is actually a small sized folding knife that was used by Japanese farmers to do some day-to-day tasks. It is also considered as a necessary tool for survival when one is outdoors.
The main concept behind the design of the Japanese knife is based around the concept of the tanto. Basically this small knife was designed in order to provide leverage when cutting and opening things. In other words, it provided a method of opening something without completely tearing it. In actuality the tanto actually served two functions in the Japanese culture. First of all, they used the blade in order to provide leverage when cutting and secondly, they used the blade as a decoration.
So how did this custom develop? There were two primary reasons. The first reason being, of course, the use of the blade as a decoration. When you look at some of the earliest examples of this type of knife, you will notice that they had elaborate designs on the blade that often times included very complex Japanese patterns and figures.
Second, it is important to point out that this design was more functional than anything else. The point of making such a tool was to provide something useful and practical for the people in Japan. It was designed to do something practical in order to enhance the lives of the people in the region. It was not designed to be a style statement or a fashion accessory. It simply was and still is used as a tool for everyday life.
Of course, not everything on these knives was done to enhance utility. There were a lot of great looking works of art that were created by the masters of the craft. Take for example, the Santoku No Rin. This Santoku was originally created for use as an ornamental blade in the shape of a dragon. Today, you can find Santoku knives of many different styles and types.
Another great example of a decorative knife is the Obake Sane Tanto. The blade was crafted in the shape of an hourglass and the handle was long and elegant. It is said that the original Obake Sane Tanto was created by a local artist who was attempting to imitate the appearance of a tanned snake. Whether that is true or not, one thing is for certain and that is that this particular Obake Sane Tanto is a work of art in itself. Many people over time have given this knife the nickname, “The Snake Sword.”
One interesting historical item about the Obake Sane Tanto is that it was used by samurai warriors as their choice knife. It is also thought to be the first true chef’s knife ever created. In fact, this knife was carried in the pockets of samurai warriors throughout the centuries. Another interesting bit of information about this knife is that it is one of only a few original Japanese chef knives still in existence today. The Obake Sane has become somewhat of a collector’s item because it is quite collectible.
All of these models, whether they are Santoku knives or Ogon blades, have been revised over the years. Many different styles of Santoku knives have been made and all feature a Santoku blade that is distinct. The Obake brand, in particular, was incorporated into the Japanese martial arts tradition after World War II. These knives have become prized possessions for collectors the world over and can be found in a number of different styles of Obake.