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120mm petty

Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:24 am

Looking for a stainless 120mm paring knife that I can use off the board (peeling/etc)
but also on the board like a petty.
That can also take a beating.
budget is $80.
(Basically a knife that cuts well enough that I can enjoy using,
but also cheap enough where I dont feel guilty using it on tougher jobs. )

Considering the hiromoto ginsan 120mm petty, but dont know alot about the maker or the ginsan line.

any recommendations?

Re: 120mm petty

Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:05 am


Winner, winner....chicken dinner!! :)

Great little knife....I liked mine, but not the size. 120mm wasn't right for me so I sold it.

Re: 120mm petty

Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:54 am


The nice thing about the masamoto is it has a POM handle so it's tough and stable. The blade is real good too and it's in your price range.

Re: 120mm petty

Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:14 pm

is it worth the extra $20 over the hiromoto ginsan?

Re: 120mm petty

Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:53 pm

I don't think it would be noticeably different, but $20 is not much in the long run. Get which one you like more.

Looks like the Hiromoto has a pointier tip. That means it'll fit deep into an apple or potato or something, but it also will break off a little easier. We're really splitting hairs, I think.
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