SG2 Petty Matte 120mm (4.7")
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- Knife Care
SG2 Petty Matte is a small knife that provides the perfect complement to SG2 Bunka Matte for any work done in the kitchen – be it home or professional. Just like with Bunka, Petty SG2 core steel is also clad in SG2 powder steel that is very hard, extremely sharp, and retains its edge for a long time. It is also incredibly easy to maintain. We simply love its shape and narrow profile and therefore recommend it to everyone who can appreciate superior sharpness.
At 120mm (4.7") blade length, the blade is perfect for more delicate and freehand tasks where a larger (and wider) knife would perhaps prove too unwieldy. The narrow blade profile (21mm / 0.8") and hard powder steel are a winning combination of smooth and long-lasting sharpness, precise and fine gliding through food, as well as comfortable and easy maneuvering. Petty can be used for peeling, paring, decorating, coring apples, removing eyes in potatoes, chopping herbs, mincing garlic, and similar tasks. It is a knife you should absolutely consider adding to your collection.
This petty is made of SG2/R2 powder steel, hardened to around 62-63 HRC. Powder steels are currently the hardest steels available for knife making, which means the knife will keep a smooth and sharp edge for an extremely long time. Due to the high content of chromium (Cr) in its steel structure, it is also incredibly easy to maintain. The composition and microstructure of the steel provide extremely fine and smooth sharpness.
The knife features a matte, unpolished finish with a very pronounced line at the bottom of the blade. Forged with a common “sandwich” method called san-mai, this line indicates the border between the two softer, outer layers of steel, and the strong SG2 core steel, seen exposed at the very edge of the blade. We love the geometry and the wider profile, so we recommend it to all cooks, regardless if you are a professional chef or a passionate home cook.
The handle attached to the SG2 Petty Matte followed the same logic as the blade - universal and easy to maintain. A beautiful, dark brown, octagonal-shaped pakka wood handle sits well in your hands regardless if you are left- or right-handed. Pakka wood is a mixture of laminated wood and epoxy resin which is highly durable and will not get stained easily.
Blade shape: Petty
Steel type: SG2/R2
Blade construction: San-mai / full hamaguri / convex / migaki (matte)
Hardness (HRC scale): 62-63
Overall length: 233mm (9.2")
Blade length: 120mm (4.7")
Blade height: 21mm (0.8")
Spine thickness: 1.4mm (0.1")
Weight: 70g (2.5 oz)
Handle length: 105mm (4.1")
Handle type / wood: Japanese / Pakka wood
Kanji on the blade:
Location of the smithy: SEKI / Gifu Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.
→ For more details, read our guide
on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
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