The Takayuki Grand Chef Petty is made from the highly regarded Swedish Stainless Steel called Bohler N685. The iron used to make this alloy is excavated from the Böhler-Uddeholm company mines and contains an extremely low amount of phosphorus and sulfur and boasts some of the lowest impurities of any stainless steel. This results in a steel that is regarded as one of the finest stainless steels in the world. Bohler N685 stainless steel offers exceptional sharpness as well as abrasion and corrosion resistance and will stay that way over many years of service. This is an essential requirement in many home or professional kitchens.
The Sakai Takayuki company can be traced to the origins of sword making in Sakai, Japan, nearly 600 years ago. This current version of the company was established in 1946, and has since become one of the biggest manufacturers of Japanese knives in the world. Their products span the entire gamut of kitchen cutlery. In 1982, Takayuki received the high honor of having their knives designated as Traditional Arts and Crafts.
Petty knives fill many roles in the kitchen. They can be used like small chef knives, mini slicers, detail or paring knives, or poultry boning knives. The petty featured here is a perfect example of this style of knife and one that represents outstanding value.
Line: Grand Chef
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: Mono Steel
Steel: Bohler N685 Stainless Steel
Hardness: HRC 60
Weight: 2.8 oz (80 g)
Blade Length: 147 mm
Overall Length: 259 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 1.9 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 26 mm