A good sized petty that is incredibly light and sharp out of the box.
Like his other range, the Iron Clad these knives are spectacularly sharp out of the box which given that he is one of the best sharpeners in Japan is no surprise. The Aogami super blue ensures that the edge will last for a long time between sharpens and the stainless cladding means that it won't need as much care as a full carbon blade.
*The handle on these knives are now Jarrah wood and not rosewood for eco friendly reasons*
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 136 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 266 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 2 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 28 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 62 grams
- Blade Material Super Blue Steel cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- 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 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.
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