Pettys are great for those little fiddly jobs and are perfect where chopping space is at a premium.
There are some jobs where a smaller blade is called for, peeling fruit, segmenting an orange, carving meat off a small chicken. All involve an amount of "fiddliness" which although you could probably make do with a Chef's knife if you had to, it is just much nicer and safer to do with a smaller blade.
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 120 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 249 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade height 30 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 65 grams
- Blade Material Powder cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 61-62 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
Beautiful dark grey fibre boxes with the name in gold foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a red stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while not working on your knife skills you can catch up on your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
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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