A large paring knife, thin blade, nice and pointy. For those more fiddly jobs around the kitchen.
The handles on these knives are all scaled to match the size of the blade which we really like. It's a quality handle too, solid and weighty with a full tang which is unusual for a Japanese knife but that is why this one is so popular, it brings together the quality and beauty of Japanese steel with a more familiar Western handle. The blade is sharp as you'd expect and simply wonderful to look at. Certainly a pleasure to use or just stare at.
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 140 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 250 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade height 29 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 92 grams
- Blade Material VG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 60-61 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Western
- Tang Style Full
- 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
A textured yellow box, lined with navy blue card. Each knife is enclosed in a clear plastic cover to keep it protected.
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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