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Petty Type Japanese Kitchen Knife Definition

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Petty ( ぺティ)
- Also Petit, also petti naifu. Japanese equivalent of paring knife. Up to 150mm blade. Heel also is more prominent compared to traditional western paring knives. Can be used on cutting board as well vs. hand only.

Characteristics

  • Typically a Single Grind knife.
  • Common Blade Length - 120-150mm(4.72-5.91")
  • Blade Length Range - 90-210mm(3.54-8.27")


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