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Buy a Petty Knife or Paring Knife

Do you want a versatile knife that can be used for a variety of kitchen tasks? Fortunately, Kaz’s Knife and Kitchenware has you covered with a range that includes petty knife and paring knife options. Both knives are commonly used for a number of small and delicate applications such as peeling vegetables and fruits or decorating fruits for cocktails and cakes. Whether you want a 150mm petty knife or an 80mm paring knife, we’re confident you’ll find what you’re looking for.

What is a Petty Knife?

A petty knife is a small, general-purpose utility knife with a blade that measures between 4 and 6 inches in length. Petty knives are the go-to choice for cutting smaller ingredients and performing delicate tasks with precision, such as slicing vegetables, peeling fruits and mincing herbs.

What is a Petty Knife Used For?

A petty knife in Japanese or Western kitchens is commonly used to produce cuts that are much more precise. This means they can serve a range of tasks and functions, from peeling, shaping and slicing fruits and vegetables to chopping herbs, making garnishes and deboning poultry and other meats.

What is the Difference between a Petty Knife and a Paring Knife?

There are a few differences between a petty knife and a paring knife. Petty knives are about 150mm in length, while a paring knife is only 105mm long. Secondly, whereas the thickness of a petty knife narrows towards the tip, a paring knife tends to be the same throughout the blade.

In addition, petty knives resemble more traditional blades and have a slight curvature towards the tip, while paring knives have much straighter blades and more robust tips to prevent chipping. Petty knives tend to be heavier than paring knives, need sharpening more often to remain effective, and have shallower and sharper tips for more accurate movement.

Browse Our Petty Knives & Paring Knives Today

Look no further than Kaz’s Knife and Kitchenware when you want a Japanese petty knife in Australia of the best quality. Browse our range and place an order online, or have a chat with us for more details and helpful advice. Simply give us a call on (03) 9120 8902 or submit an enquiry online.