Petty knives handle a multitude of tasks in the kitchen. They can play cover for small chef knives, mini slicers, detail or paring knives, or even poultry boning knives. They are very similar to the common western paring or utility knife and are adept at many small and detailed cutting tasks. Petties are perfect for preparing garnishes and other artistic cutting tasks.
The Takayuki VG-10 Hammered Damascus Wa Petty is a very nice example of this style of blade. The smiths at Sakai Takayuki have fashioned the great looking blade from VG-10 stainless steel which has had an outer cladding of a 17-layer damascus stainless alloy applied to either side. Some VG-10 knives are harder to sharpen than many other steels but the smiths at Takayuki have developed a special tempering technique which results in a hardness of 60 HRC while being much easier to sharpen. The softer stainless steel cladding is given a hammered (tsuchime) finish which adds to the already great looks of this knife. The grinds on this knife allow for some very fine and precise cutting.
A traditional octagonal handle made from maple with a red pakka wood ferrule adds a great look and feel to this petty.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Cladding: Hammered Damascus Stainless
Edge Steel: VG-10
Edge Grind: Even
Handle: Octagonal Maple
Ferrule: Red Pakka Wood
Knife Type: Petty
Edge Length: 152mm
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