The petty is a knife which hovers around the size of something equivalent to a western paring/ utility knife. Essentially it’s a nice, nimble, small knife which is an invaluable addition to anyones knife roll. Ground thin with a nice tip these Nihonko pettys are truly versatile, being more than capable of taking on detailed tasks whilst also up to peeling, finely slicing garlic and even tackling larger veg. Along with a chef knife they’re the most useful knife in the kitchen.
This particularly petty is constructed from SK carbon steels and finished with a riveted Yo (western) style handle. Carrying a lower price tag and less pizzaz than it’s hand forged counterparts the Nihonko range could easily be written off, but we’ll champion it all day long, with It’s lovely thin profile and excellent sharpenability these knives are a truly excellent choice for professionals, enthusiastic home cooks and those looking to dip their toe into the world of Japanese knives.
Nihonko Petty 120mm
Blade Material – SK Carbon Steel
Handle Material – Pakka Wood
Blade length – 120mm
Total Length – 230mm
Blade Height – 28mm
Weight – 70g
Hardness – 62
Sakai, in the Osaka region of Japan has been a thriving hub for Japanese blade making for over 600 years. Sakai Kikumori, itself approaching 100 years in business, continue to work with some of the areas most skilled craftspeople to produce a broad range of cutlery.
A note on carbon steel – Like many others we at Community Cutlery favour carbon over stainless steel for its ability to take a keener edge and hold it for longer, for this privilege we need to care for our carbon products with a little more consideration, particularly when it comes to washing. Once you’ve finished with your knife we recommend giving it a quick wash and a thorough dry, as if left wet it will start to rust, surprisingly quickly. If this does happen then take a dry scourer and lightly give it a rub, another rinse and a good dry, it should come off with relative ease. With use you will also notice a light change in the colour of the blade, this patina is natural, beautiful and to be cherished, it’s like yo knife developing its own fingerprint!
And for many reasons – Never put your knives in the dishwasher
Knives are only available to persons over 18 years of age. Due to the nature of our business ALL customers will be asked to prove their age at checkout.