Posted By: Daniel E
- verified customerI bought this petty it to match the Kanehiro santoku I have (which I love!). I'm like the other reviewer who said he didn't really know where the petty fits in in the kitchen. When I first got it, I thought it was too big to use as a pairing knife and too small to use as a chopper. The more I practice, though, the more I can use it for pairing (I can't tell you how many apples I've pealed and cored with this knife!). My main use is for mincing onions, shallots, and garlic, and it works great.Beyond my confusion on how to use the knife, the other issue I had was that I just didn't like the way it cut. I thinned it quite a bit and like it much more now. It's definitely my go-to shallot slicer now that I've brought it closer to a laser. This is the only reason I'm rating this as 4-stars rather than 5, but another user who understands how to use a petty may like it a little thicker. Fit and finish is superb, and the aesthetics of the rustic finish just can't be beat if you like that sort of thing (and I do). Edge retention is 5 stars, for sure. After finding the right edge, I've used it quite a bit on a very hard cutting board and haven't noticed the slightest bit of dulling.Anyway, it's a solidly built little knife that is growing on me.
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