Petty Knife 150mm (5.9") #7491
The Petty knife is light and thin with a bit of flex to it and is used for peeling, chopping and trimming
The Petty knife is light and thin with a bit of flex to it and is used for peeling, chopping and trimming. Not used in a hammer grip way meaning you don’t chop up and down like a chefs knife due to not having enough clearance for the knuckles. Mostly used for cutting away from the chopping board but is essential for any knife roll and home kitchen. The general size of a petty ranges from 95mm to 150mm but can go up to 180mm but this is considered to be in a slicing categories.
Sakai Takayuki non-stick coating VG10 “Kurokage” knives are finished with fluorine resin giving a mate black finish to the blade. In addition to this the blade has been hammered to give it texture that prevents further foods sticking to the blade and encourages the no stick function. The core blade is VG10 with a rockwell hardness of around 60 -61 which is typical in most Sakai Takayuki VG10 ranges. Handles are more traditional Japanese Octagonal Wenge wood with a Buffalo horn ferrule and give these knives a very light feel in the hand.