A perfect A perfect companion to a chef's knife or santoku. A petty knife is what the Japanese call our "utility" or "paring" knives. This is the ideal size in my opinion -- it's small enough to use like a standard paring knife, so if you already use a santoku (which is already shorter than a standard chef's knife) or a small chef's knife (say 8"), then I think this is a great length. As with all the Sakai Takayuki knives, I find this a great value, very well made, and with a super sharp, accurate and carefully finished edge.
All Grand Chef series knives are made from high quality Bohler N685 stainless steel. This is a martensitic chromium stainless steel with added molybdenum and vanadium, which results in high hardness and good wear resistance, with excellent corrosion resistance -- an ideal steel for durable and sharp kitchen knives! Grand Chef blades are hard and tough with long lasting edges. HRC approx. 59-60 for sharpness and ease of maintenance and sharpening.