The Petty Knife
Great for preparing sandwiches and cutting vegetables in all shapes and forms the petty knife is a utility knife ranging from 4 to 7 inches (about 75mm to 210mm). It looks like a chefs knife but it is not as large, yet it isn’t as small as a paring knife either. Don’t you agree that is a perfect size range to choose from?
They are used for chopping, slicing and mincing vegetables of all kinds, such as tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic. Do you ever use those?
German and Japanese designs are popular because they make great blades. This makes them the best when preparing all kinds of vegetables.
As he pointed out, petty knives are a favorite of chef Matt Griffin of Simon and the Whale, and Bar Sardine and Fedora fame in New York.
“I want a relatively straight blade that has the ability to rock back and forth a bit for dicing and mincing veggies like shallots and garlic.”
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Yoshimuni Kurouchi Petty 135 mm; $100 at Amazon
Dexter-Russell, Narrow Boning Knife, 6”; $25 at Amazon