Northwoods Knives - Petty - Wa Handle
The Petty knife is a large paring knife or utility knife. The petty is typically a bit longer than a paring knife. It excels at small slicing tasks.
The Petty, once you get used to it, will become one of your go-to user knives.
The Northwoods Blackwood XHP series of Kitchen Knives is made in the USA with some of the finest materials available.
- The Northwoods Blackwood XHP series of Kitchen Knives is made in the USA with some of the finest materials available.
- We started with classic Japanese designs. They have beautiful, flowing lines and work as good as they look.
- Carpenter’s XHP Steel at 61rc. This highly touted steel is one of the leading powdered steels. It is very tough, holds a great edge, is also a joy to sharpen and easily takes a wicked edge. While technically a stainless steel knife due to the high chromium content (16%), this steel has a HUGE amont of carbon in it, so be aware that this is not a stainless knife. Without proper care, these will develop rust spots.
- Beautiful African Blackwood handles. These are finished buttery smooth.
- Available both with and without bolsters.
The Northwoods Blackwood XHP series of Kitchen Knives are a joy to use. When we handed these knives to local chefs for review, the reactions were quick and clear—these are great knives! Every one of them bought one or more for their own use.
These knives will be a great addition to your kitchen
- Overall Length: 235 mm
- Blade Length: 130 mm
- Blade Thickness: 2 mm
- Weight: 85 grams
I've had this knife for a few months now and I really can't say anything negative about it. It slices anything you ask of it and has stayed razor sharp so far. The only thing is there is a bit of a ridge on the right side which is really helpful for right-handers but it doesn't bother me too much as a left hander.
The Northwoods XHP kitchen knives are priced to move. This petty knife has a D shaped Japanese styled (wa) handle for right handed folks. The handle has a prominent longitudinal ridge on the right side against the palm which may or may not agree with you. There is the tiniest of gap between the handle and the blade. It may trap food but this can be addressed with some dental floss. Like its older siblings in this series, it arrived sharp, slicing the packing paper in the box with ease and authority. Looks like this series of knives is on closeout and I’ve bought five of them.
I was drawn to the profile of this little slicer which looked to be perfect for my needs and just appealed to my aesthetic taste. When it arrived I was not disappointed, and the more I use it the more I appreciate the versatile and effective design as well as the beauty in the materials and execution. It's a very good fruit and veggie slice-and-dicer, and not a bad paring knife at all. Not ideally shaped to suit my peeling style, but not hardly awkward, perhaps due mainly to the thin, keen grind. I have yet to use it on meat, but I have little doubt that it will excel in that department as well. I'm no chef, barely even a novice cook, but I'm gaining experience and am very happy to have this knife as my do-all.