A large petty ideal for most fine chopping jobs but also just about big enough to perform some more significant jobs in your kitchen.
The handle is perfectly in scale with the blade and is slightly smaller than on the bigger chef knives in the range which is why it's such a wonderfully well balanced knife essential for any kitchen.
The stainless, powdered R2 steel used in the blade construction is very thin which lends itself to taking a very sharp edge and is hard enough to handle daily use without needing to worry about its strength.
There is a specially made saya to fit this knife.
At a glance
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length 147 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 280 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 2 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 29 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 68 grams
- Blade Material Powder cutting edge, laminated in Powder
- Hardness 62-63 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Japanese
- Tang Style Half
- Left or right handed Both
- Type Petty
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What You Get
Wrapped in the day's local newspaper and safely encased in a stylish black storage box with a red inlay and a small note from the blacksmiths explaining that this range is how they prize art and functionality; efficient cutting tools over ones that are simply beautiful. These are both.
Along with the normal packaging, we of course include our usual plasters just in case you're not quite ready for how sharp these knives are!
What is a Petty knife?
A petty knife is a small utility knife designed mainly for delicate work like cutting herbs or small fruits or vegetables.