SG2 Petty Matte 120mm (4.7")
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A new addition to our SG2 series crafted in the Suncraft smithy is the small Petty 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 120 mm 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 (1.4 mm) 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. 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. The knife features a matte, unpolished finish with a very pronounced line at the bottom of the blade. 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 slim profile, so we recommend it to all cooks, regardless if you are a professional chef or a passionate home cook.
SG2 Petty Matte is forged by Japanese knifemaker Suncraft in the famous knife city Seki in Gifu prefecture. Forged with a common “sandwich” method called san-mai with the core steel made of SG2 powder steel, one of the best stainless steels. The knife was hardened to around 62-63 HRC, which means it will stay sharp for a very, very long time. The composition and microstructure of the steel provide extremely fine and smooth sharpness.
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.
|Hardness (HRC scale):||62-63|
|Overall length:||233mm (9.2")|
|Blade length:||120mm (4.7")|
|Spine thickness:||1.4mm (0.1")|
|Weight:||70g (2.5 oz)|
|Handle length:||105mm (4.1")|
|Handle type / wood:||Japanese / Pakka wood|
Use & Care:
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
- Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
- Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
- Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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