- Petty Utility knife with INOX AUS-8 steel
- Ice Hardened Stain Resistant Steel
- Double-edged blade
- Octagonal Shaped Shitan handle
- Superior sharpness and edge retention
- Handcrafted in Japan
Our Yoshihiro Ice Hardened Petty fits in small places that require more dexterity than bigger chef’s knives while handling bigger jobs than a paring knife can take care of. The Petty will soon become the go to knife in your kitchen. The difference will be felt right away when a hand forged Japanese Petty knife of incomparable sharpness is used for smaller precision tasks such as peeling, trimming, and slicing small fruits and vegetables to handling bigger tasks as a small chef’s knife. A razor sharp Petty knife can intricately carve and style vegetables and fruits for beautiful presentations and garnishes, performing just as well for bigger jobs such as preparing meals. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.
Our Yoshihiro Ice Hardened Petty Knife is forged with particular care to create a medium sized sturdy blade that can maneuver through both small and big tasks with finesse. Our petty knife is forged from a single piece of ice hardened high carbon Aus-8 stainless steel. Ice Hardening is a process where steel is quenched in temperatures below sub zero that help draw out the hardness of refined steel while infusing it with enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. This knife is also complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted octagonal natural Shitan Rosewood. A protective wooden sheath called a “Saya” is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use.
Japanese knives should always be sharpened and honed on premium quality Japanese water stones. A good quality Japanese water stone not only is the best surface to sharpen and maintain the blade of your knife, but it is also the best tool to preserve and take care of the high quality steel that it is made of.