~ 150mm Petty

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huelsdonk
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~ 150mm Petty

Post by huelsdonk » Mon May 06, 2019 12:17 pm

1)Pro or home cook?
Home

2)What kind of knife do you want? (Gyuto, Santuko, Petty, Paring, Sujihiki, etc.)
Petty

3) What size knife do you want?
Around 150mm. A little shorter is fine, but I'd like to stick in the 5-6 inch range.

4)How much do you want to spend?
Not much more than $200 on this one. I'd rather be closer to $150.

5) Do you prefer all stainless, stainless clad over reactive carbon, or all reactive carbon construction?
I would prefer stainless for this knife, but stainless clad could work too.

6)Do you prefer Western or Japanese handle?
Do not care

7)What are your main knife/knives now?
A few favorites: Masakage Koishi 240 gyuto, Martell 240 gyuto, Takeda Medium Gyuto, Kikuichi 210 Swedish Warikomi, Masakage Yuki Nakiri, Takamura R2 Santoku...

8)Are your knife skills excellent, good, fair?
Pretty decent for a home cook.

9)What cutting techniques do you prefer? Are you a rocker, chopper or push/pull cutter?
Depends on knife and ingredient. Probably push/pull if I had to pick one.

10)Do you know how to sharpen?
I do. Not excellent at it by any means, but I get and keep my knives sharp.


Hi folks. This is my first post on the forum (although I've spent more time than I would like to admit at CKTG). I'm looking for a petty/utility knife that'll get used for a lot of little stuff around the kitchen. I would definitely prefer more of a laser profile on this one. I love my Takamura Santoku, so their 150mm R2 petty is an obvious choice. I'm sure I'd be happy with it but thought I'd see if there are some other options that I ought to be considering.

Thanks a bunch,
John
- John

dc2123
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Re: ~ 150mm Petty

Post by dc2123 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:07 pm

Any interest in a takayuki 150 vg-10 damascus petty?

arthurfowler
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Re: ~ 150mm Petty

Post by arthurfowler » Tue May 14, 2019 3:20 pm

I would normally recommend getting knives from different smiths as this is what fascinates me about J knives. However the Takamura R2 petty is awesome. So sharp, holds the edge well and can be used for a multitude of tasks. I love mine!

Quantim0
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Re: ~ 150mm Petty

Post by Quantim0 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:57 pm

I’m really happy with my Konosuke gs+ petty. It’s not really a true laser but it’s definitely thin and works great for everything I have used it for.

Mowgface
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Re: ~ 150mm Petty

Post by Mowgface » Tue May 14, 2019 6:59 pm

Quantim0 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:57 pm
I’m really happy with my Konosuke gs+ petty. It’s not really a true laser but it’s definitely thin and works great for everything I have used it for.
Haha what makes it not a "true" laser?

Quantim0
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Re: ~ 150mm Petty

Post by Quantim0 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:36 pm

Mowgface wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Quantim0 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:57 pm
I’m really happy with my Konosuke gs+ petty. It’s not really a true laser but it’s definitely thin and works great for everything I have used it for.
Haha what makes it not a "true" laser?
In my opinion it just doesn’t have that super thin behind the edge feeling that a laser would. Using it after my Kono hd2 the difference is apparent. But compared to my other Petty's it's certainly thin.

huelsdonk
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Re: ~ 150mm Petty

Post by huelsdonk » Tue May 14, 2019 11:16 pm

Thanks much for the replies, everyone!
arthurfowler wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:20 pm
I would normally recommend getting knives from different smiths as this is what fascinates me about J knives. However the Takamura R2 petty is awesome. So sharp, holds the edge well and can be used for a multitude of tasks. I love mine!
I totally agree about trying out different smiths' work. Even if I really like a knife I usually try something new for the next one. That said, I REALLY like the Takamura that I have, and the petty just looks like such a good performer.
Quantim0 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:57 pm
I’m really happy with my Konosuke gs+ petty. It’s not really a true laser but it’s definitely thin and works great for everything I have used it for.
I've been eyeing that knife as well and was curious what folks thought of it (I've yet to go down the Kono rabbit hole). It's good to hear that you've had good luck with yours. Much appreciated.
- John

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Re: ~ 150mm Petty

Post by jacko9 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 am

I have a few but the one I use the most is the Konosuke GS - it is semi-stainless and retains an edge quite well.

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