Choosing a Petty Knife

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The petty knife is your versatile kitchen's handy helper, perfect for excelling in precision tasks.

A vital companion in the kitchen, its importance lies in its finesse and adaptability. These knives are made with AUS10 Japanese steel, known for being sharp and durable.

This special steel makes the Petty Knife super reliable and high-performing. As we explore these knives, we'll uncover their details, revealing their craftsmanship and how well they work.

Petty Knives: A Variety of Uses

Before diving into the intricacies of choosing the perfect petty knife, let's check out our different petty knives. Each one is made carefully to make your cooking experience better. These knives are designed to be precise and enhance how you cook.

The "Petty" Knife

A delicate yet powerful companion, the "Petty" knife, armed with AUS10 Japanese steel, stands ready for the finer tasks in the kitchen. Its 150mm blade, meticulously crafted, makes it the ideal sidekick for intricate knife work.

The Joey Knife

A smaller rendition of the iconic Big Red, the Joey Knife, pays homage to the Australian outback. With a VG10 high carbon Japanese steel construction and customizable handles, it's a versatile all-purpose knife for every kitchen.

Osaka Collection Ko-Bunka

A member of our Hammered Damascus Collection, the Ko-Bunka offers power and comfort with its compact size and unique design. It is ideal for various tasks and introduces an extra rigid K-Tip design for added precision.

The Petty Yokohama Knife

Compact yet sharp, the Petty Yokohama knife, made from high-quality VG10 Japanese steel, is your secret weapon in the kitchen. Embrace the precision and finesse it brings to your culinary endeavours.

Rainbow Collection Petty Knife

A vibrant sidekick for the chef's knives, the Rainbow Collection's Petty Knife, with its high carbon VG10 67-layer Damascus Japanese steel, brings a pop of color to your kitchen while excelling at in-between tasks.


In the following sections, we'll delve into the specifics of each, dissecting their blade lengths, steel compositions, handle variations, and unique features that set them apart. 

Characteristics of a Petty Knife

Blade Length

The blade length is critical in petty knives, influencing their versatility and functionality. When comparing different petty knife options, the blade length is crucial in determining their suitability for various kitchen tasks.

For instance, the 150mm blade of the "Petty" Knife strikes a balance between precision and utility, ideal for intricate tasks.

Steel Composition

The choice of steel significantly impacts a petty knife's performance. The "Petty" Knife boasts AUS10 Japanese steel, known for its excellent balance of sharpness and durability. In contrast, the Joey Knife, Osaka Collection Ko-Bunka, Petty Yokohama Knife, and the Rainbow Collection's Petty Knife feature distinct steel compositions, each tailored to specific culinary needs.

Handle Variability

The handle design is a distinctive aspect of petty knives, influencing the overall user experience. The "Petty" Knife embraces handle variability, acknowledging that every handle is unique due to the nature of the materials used. Diverse handle designs impact the knife's ergonomics, giving users a personalized and comfortable grip.

Specialised Collections

Exploring specialised collections adds depth to the understanding of petty knives. The Joey Knife, inspired by the Big Red knife, offers a compact yet versatile design. The Osaka Collection Ko-Bunka introduces a hammered Damascus finish, enhancing aesthetics and functionality.


The Petty Yokohama Knife, made from VG10 Japanese steel, emphasizes precision. The Rainbow Collection's Petty Knife, with high carbon VG10 67-layer Damascus Japanese steel, combines durability with an appealing aesthetic.

Practical Considerations

Functional Versatility

Unlocking the true potential of petty knives reveals their unmatched functional versatility. Let's delve into specific scenarios where a petty knife becomes your kitchen virtuoso:

- Precision in Fruit Mastery: Picture this - you're crafting a vibrant fruit salad for a summer gathering. The Petty Yokohama knife, with its compact size and razor-sharp edge, navigates through the intricate curves of fruits, making it easy to cut beautiful slices.

- Artistry in Garnishing: Elevate your culinary creations with the finesse of a petty knife. This knife turns every dish into a masterpiece, from intricately carved radish roses to precisely sliced avocado fans.

Comparing Durability

When durability meets artistry, petty knives distinguish themselves in various aspects. Let's examine the factors that determine their resilience:


- Weight Balance for Endurance: Consider the Joey Knife, a smaller version of the Big Red. Its balanced weight, at 200g, ensures endurance without causing hand strain during extended kitchen sessions.


- Precision in Slimness: The Osaka Ko-Bunka, with a slender 2.2mm blade, brings the perfect blend of precision and robustness. It effortlessly works through ingredients without compromising on durability.


- Hardness for Longevity: The Ninja Collection's VG10 steel, with an HRC of 60-61, promises longevity. It retains a razor-sharp edge through extensive use, a vital trait for those who demand both performance and durability.


Choose a petty knife tailored to your needs to ensure every slice, chop, and cut is a seamless experience.

Choosing Your Perfect Petty Knife

Personalisation Options

When selecting your ideal petty knife, personalisation plays a pivotal role in making it uniquely yours. The Joey Knife offers various personalisation options, notably in handle colour and engraving.

Let's delve into these aspects:


- Handle Color: The Joey Knife allows you to choose your handle color, turning a functional tool into a personalised work of art. Whether you prefer earthy tones or vibrant hues, this customization option lets you align your knife with your personal style.


- Engraving: Adding a personal touch through engraving transforms your petty knife into a cherished possession. Your initials, a meaningful date, or a special message can be etched onto the blade, making it not just a tool but a sentiment.

Practicality in Professional Kitchens

In the realm of professional kitchens, practicality is paramount. Two standout collections, the Patina Collection and Osaka Collection Ko-Bunka, exemplify the harmonious blend of practicality and artisanal skill.


- Patina Collection: Tailored for professional use, the Patina Collection offers knives that excel in durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance. These knives, including the Petty Yokohama, are designed to withstand the rigorous demands of a bustling kitchen.


- Osaka Collection Ko-Bunka: The Ko-Bunka, a mini all-purpose kitchen knife, is a testament to practicality. Its compact blade length and unique design provide chefs with a versatile tool that performs exceptionally in various culinary tasks. The hammered Damascus finish adds both aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Wrapping It Up

Key takeaways

  • Consideration is Key: When selecting a petty knife, always factor in blade length, steel type, and handle variability.
  • Personalised Choices: Each petty knife has unique features, so choose based on your preferences and needs.
  • Endless Possibilities: Explore the diverse options we offer. Your perfect petty knife awaits, ready to elevate your culinary adventures.

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