Our Yoshihiro Hayate ZDP-189 Super High Carbon Stainless Steel Petty is a state of the art Handcrafted Japanese Chefs knife. ZDP-189 is a high carbon steel that sits at the forefront of next generation steel developed in Japan to maximize cutting performance and edge retention like no other before it. With a HRC scale of 66-67, this knife will make and keep its superior edge for an extreme period of time. It is perfect for those professionals who have daily high-volume prep work for extended hours. The ZDP-189 core is clad with a softer stainless steel to add to its durability and ease of maintenance, and complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Premium Ebony handle with Sterling Silver ring and double ironwood bolster equipped with a protective wooden sheath called a “Saya,” which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. This specific Saya included with the knife is brush coated with non-toxic lacquer coating made from organic tree saps in Japan. Hand wash with mild cleanser; NSF Approved; Handmade by skilled tradesmen in Japan.
It takes a very high degree of skill to create knives of such exceptional performance and exquisite beauty with a steel of this caliber and is a testament to the extraordinary skill of the artisans. Sometimes called a utility knife, the Petty is a smaller version of chefs knife but is bigger than a paring knife. The Petty fits in small places that require more dexterity than bigger chefs knives while handling bigger jobs than a paring knife can take care of. The Petty will soon become the go to knife in your kitchen. The difference will be felt right away when a hand forged Japanese Petty knife of incomparable sharpness is used for smaller precision tasks such as peeling, trimming, and slicing small fruits and vegetables to handling bigger tasks as a small chefs knife. A razor sharp Petty knife can intricately carve and style vegetables and fruits for beautiful presentations and garnishes, performing just as well for bigger jobs such as preparing meals. Even the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.