Sometimes called a utility knife, the Petty is a smaller version of chefs knife but is bigger than a paring knife. The Petty fits in small places that require more dexterity than bigger chefs knives while handling bigger jobs than a paring knife can take care of. The Petty will soon become the go to knife in your kitchen. The difference will be felt right away when a hand forged Japanese Petty knife of incomparable sharpness is used for smaller precision tasks such as peeling, trimming, and slicing small fruits and vegetables to handling bigger tasks as a small chefs knife. A razor sharp Petty knife can intricately carve and style vegetables and fruits for beautiful presentations and garnishes, performing just as well for bigger jobs such as preparing meals.
Our Yoshihiro VG-10 Hammered Damascus Petty Knife is forged with particular care to create a medium sized sturdy blade that can maneuver through both small and big jobs with finesse. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional. Forged and hammered with 46 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 Core, this knife is complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Octagonal Magnolia Handle affixed with a Mahogany bolster. A protective wooden sheath called a Saya is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. The hammered texture of the blade eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade. Every knife from Yoshihiro is handcrafted by master artisans creating a unique one of a kind work of art.
Goh Umanosuke Yoshihiro / Yoshihiro Yamawaki have been producing knives in much the same way for over a century in Sakai Japan. Sakai knives are popular all around the world for their sharpness and usage sensation. The quality of steel, quenching and sharpening is what makes them. VG-10 is a popular stainless steel, favoured by Japanese knife makers for its sharpness and edge retention, commonly used for damascus blades. This particular steel is easy to care for and it is easy to sharpen. It also has an impressive Rockwell hardness of HRC 60. Our VG-10 Hammered Damascus Petty 150mm is forged with 46 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 Core. This beautiful Petty 150mm is complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Octagonal Magnolia handle. You certainly will not be disappointed with this purchase.