Larger than a paring knife and smaller than a chef's knife, the Shun Blue 5.5" Petty Knife is ideal for medium-sized tasks. It nimbly cleans silver skin from tenderloins and portions boneless proteins with ease. The Shun Blue Petty is just the right size for sectioning citrus, from grapefruit to limes. Use it in hand to peel a potato, but then use the same knife to slice the potato for au gratin. It's handy for board work and provides good knuckle clearance. It beautifully stems and seeds peppers, shaves garlic, and makes itself generally useful for any task that requires accuracy, agility, and efficient cutting.
In the tradition of Japan's ancient sword smiths, each Shun Blue knife is handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Designed in partnership with award-winning chef, Chris Cosentino, each Shun Blue knife features a traditional Japanese blade shape, a "blue" carbon steel cutting core, and an elegant grey PakkaWood handle. This collection of knives boasts the razor-sharp edges and ease of resharpening of carbon steel, which is favored by professional chefs. Sandwiching this professional "blue" carbon steel core between two layers of mirror-polished stainless steel brings to each knife in the collection the ease of use and care of standard stainless steel blades.
The Shun Blue handle is crafted from beautiful blue PakkaWood, and is a variation on a traditional Japanese handle design, modified to make the grip more secure and comfortable.
Included with each Shun Blue knife is a traditional Japanese wooden sheath, or saya.
Features of the Shun Blue 5.5" Petty Knife:
- "Blue" carbon steel cutting core between two layers of mirror-polished stainless
- Japanese san mai blade
- Full composite tang
- Grey PakkaWood handle
- Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade edge (32-degree comprehensive)
- Wooden saya (sheath)
Blade Length: 5.5 inches
A Bit About Shun
Shun kitchen knives are made by KAI Corporation, which has been handcrafting blades in the spirit of the legendary sword smiths of Seki City, Japan for over 100 years. Every Shun knife is handmade by a team of highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps. This tradition of Japanese sword-making excellence in Seki City is combined with technology and advanced materials in each Shun knife.
Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Handle: PakkaWood Type: Utility