The Tsunehisa G3 Migaki Petty 135mm is one sweet little cutter! The blade is fashioned from G3 stainless steel. G3 is also known as Ginsan, Ginsanko or Silver 3 and is one of our favorite stainless alloys. It has a very fine grain to it and many people see it as a stainless version of the best carbon steels. The blade is constructed with a softer stainless cladding to make it lighter and more resilient to shocks. This makes for a very easy-to-maintain tool.
At 135mm, the Tsunehisa G3 Migaki Petty falls into the medium length range of these style of knives. It is a very versatile cutting tool, whether on a board or in hand. The knife also has the ability to tackle garnishes and artistic style cutting tasks with ease. This is a stout and rigid knife that flies though herbs and other small items. The blade is fairly stiff and has a nice profile that allows for a bit of rock chopping.
The knife comes with a really nice oval shape handle made from rosewood and maple. It is perfect for both left- and right-handed users. The handle is as well finished as the blade itself. All around this is a great petty at a very attractive price.
Location: Tosa Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Steel: Ginsan Stainless Steel
Weight: 2.4 oz
Blade Length: 139 mm
Overall Length: 263 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.02 mm
Blade Height: 28.3 mm
Handle: Rosewood Oval (trust photos)