Yu Kurosaki Shizuku Petty 150mm

Pettys are great for those little fiddly jobs and are perfect where chopping space is at a premium.

This is the larger of the two pettys we sell in the Shizuku range. 

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.

5 / 5 Performance

Incredibly sharp, the blade is made up of R2 powdered steel sandwiched between a hammered stainless steel cladding. The R2 steel is very highly regarded, has excellent wear resistance and a high edge retention. This combined means it is incredibly easy to sharpen.

5 / 5 Beauty

Yu Kurosaki makes knives that really stand out. These truly have the wow factor with their unique hammered and highly polished finish. A knife rack filled with this range would be a sight to behold!

4 / 5 Comfort

The octagonal handle we know well from many Japanese knives is very comfortable and the blacksmith has taken the time round off all the parts where your fingers may touch if using a pinch grip. Lightweight and with a good balance point you will use less effort when cutting for long periods.

4 / 5 Durability

Japanese blades are all about sharpness and the ability to cut. To achieve that they are always thinner than most Western knives. As a result a little extra care is needed with them. That said they are more than up to the job of working in any kitchen be it pro or home.

4 / 5 Ease of Care

R2 powdered steel is a stainless steel so you need do no more than use, wipe, dry and store! The handle being wood should not be immersed in water. Job done.

5 / 5 Value for money

The combination of the outstanding blade and the build quality from Yu Kurosaki means we believe these knives are great value for money.

The technical bits

  • Blade length 146 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total length 277 mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width 2 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height 3 mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight 75 grams
  • Blade Material Powder cutting edge, laminated in Stainless

    This knife steel has some special care instructions, learn more.

  • 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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