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Petty for my girlfriend.

Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:26 pm

Hi

I bought a takeda from you a few months ago. The knife is amazing and I love the very steep angle it is sharpened at. My girlfriend is afraid of the knife and usually uses a 12cm utility knife from whustof. What would you recommend to replace that knife. The carbon steel will probably not work for her because of the staining issues.

Thanks Clayton

Re: Petty for my girlfriend.

Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:27 pm

Hi Clayton,

This maker uses a similar techniques to Shosui Takeda except he does a line of knives in stainless (ginsanko) steel which is really nice stuff. This is a small petty that he makes that is 150mm in length so it's a little larger than what your girlfriend is used to but it's light so I think she may like it:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kagipe15.html
Kind Regards,
Mark Richmond

Re: Petty for my girlfriend.

Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:35 pm

Another option might be to get her a 165mm santoku. Something a little bigger and more meant for bigger prep.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kagisa16.html

Re: Petty for my girlfriend.

Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:47 pm

Ya, that kanehiro is a good santoku. I love that knife.
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