Pros: Sharpness. Sharpening. Weight. Styling. Handle. History. Wait! There's More!
Cons: Not stainless. Real ebony handle requires some care. Full finger guard style bolster. Not cheap.
What's A Petty: Let's start this review with what should be most people's reaction to the title. "OK. I'll bite. What's a 'petty?'" The short answer is that it's a long paring knife. If you know classic knife shapes, it's somewhere between a "couteau office parer" and a "trenchelard slicer." In fact, this particular knife is actually listed by the e-tailer/distributor (The Best Things) as a 6" slicer. The idea of a petty seems to have come out of professional, Japanese, western-style kitchens to partner the chef's as "the other knife," so that between the two of them there's nothing you can't do. If you speak French a petty is office in the strictest...(read more)