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Kanetsugu Pro J Series Petty (120mm, 150mm, 2 sizes)

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Kanetsugu Pro J knives use a new high-grade Japanese cobalt stainless steel called ZA-18 (HRc. 60-61) for their cutting edge and an outer cladding of AUS-2 stainless steel for additional strength and toughness. The ZA-18 steel and Kanetsugu’s famous Hamaguri-ba convex blade profile provide next level cutting performance and edge retention. The black pakkawood handle, red fiber spacer and slanted stainless steel bolster provide a comfortable grip good, good blade balance and a stylish appearance. In addition, the Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) texture of the blades is not only unique and attractive, but also helps to prevent food from sticking to the blade.

A mainstay of professional Western kitchens, the Petty knife is a small general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes. The compact size and relatively narrow blade of the Petty knife mean that it is very nimble and controllable, thus it is ideal for making precise cuts.

Knife Model: Kanetsugu Pro J Series Petty

Blade Material:  ZA-18

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Black Pakka Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster

Saya Included: No.


Petty 120mm (4.7")
Cutting edge length: 120mm
Total Length: 230mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 25mm
Handle Length: 105mm
Total Weight: 84g 
Petty 150mm (5.9")
Cutting edge length: 150mm
Total Length: 260mm
Blade Thickness: 2.2mm
Blade Width: 30mm
Handle Length: 105mm
Total Weight: 98g


This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.

For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives. 

We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.



This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.

  • Please do not put the knife in the dishwasher machine for cleaning.
  • Please do not leave the knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash the blade, bolster and handle thoroughly, and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes, and keep it in dry place.
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, any hard shell foods such as lobster and crab.
  • We recommend using Japanese whetstones to re-sharpen the knife, when it gets dull.
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    A JapaneseChefsKnife.Com Customer
    Mark F.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    lovely knife at a fair price

    Honestly, I'm not a regular user of a petty, but my wife and daughter use these cheap knives of about this size often. I wanted to get a good knife that holds an edge for them. Alas, they don't want to use a high quality knife if they can't throw it in the dishwasher. Back to the knife....excellent handle and good steel. Not much more to say!

    olivia w.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Perfect Petty Knife

    Fast shipping, great customer service and the knife is fantastic quality for the price point. I gave this to my husband as an anniversary present and he loves it. I recommend this product.

    Brazil Brazil
    I recommend this product

    simply perfect

    package arrived really fast and with all care provided by company. THE best knives I've ever have.

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    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Unparalleled sharpness and cutting precision

    One of the best Japanese knives in my current collection. Excellent sharpness ootb, really comfortable grip and very precise cutting. Definitely recommended for anyone who is one the market for a petty knife that won't break the bank. Koki's kind support throughout the purchasing process has been much appreciated, and delivery (I am located in the UK) was fast and the item arrived well packaged and on time. I'll definitely be buying more from JCK.com in the future. Keep up the great work Koki. Arigato gozaimasu.

    Russia Russia
    I recommend this product

    Great Knife

    Greetings from Russia. I have already bought Kanetsugu knives but a simpler series of 3-ply AUS-8 steel. I was very surprised when I opened the box with this petty. The indescribable feeling from the excellent fit of the details is beyond praise. The pronounced hammering of the knife trigger is very good. As always, an excellent sharpening out of the box. The knife sits perfectly in both a man's and a woman's hand. I will buy more knives of this series. Value for money - product quality 10 out of 10. Very satisfied and happy with the purchase. Special thanks to the store, as always everything is at the highest level, perfectly packed, the package arrived without damage.

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