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Petty Knives



A Petty Knife is a Japanese paring knife.

The knife is 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 1/2 cm) length in total. The handles are usually of wood.

The blade is sharpened on both sides.



Language Notes

The Japanese got the word "petty" from the French word for small, "petite".

Japanese Knives

Bunka Bocho Knives; Deba Bocho Knives; Fugu Hiki Knives; Furutsu Naifu Knives; Gyoto Knives; Japanese Knives; Kazari Bocho Knives; Nakiri Hocho Knives; Oroshi Knives; Petty Knives; Santoku; Soba Kiri Cleavers; Unagisaki Hocho Knives; Usuba Bocho Knives; Yasai Bocho Knives

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Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Petty Knives." CooksInfo.com. Published 09 July 2006; revised 19 February 2007. Web. Accessed 12/17/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/petty-knives>.

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