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mark76
01-04-2013, 05:29 AM
I am looking for a 150 mm stainless petty. It is important that it has some belly and is not, like some petties, almost fully flat. This is because I like to use it for rock chopping herbs and small veggies. Also I'd like it to be thin (preferably a laser).

Other information: I don't really mind whether it is wa handled or yo. I'm right handed, prefer a steel that takes a good edge and is relatively easy to sharpen and I sharpen my own knives. Budget up to, say $200. But the cheaper the better, of course, and I might be willing to pay something extra for a really special knife.

Benuser
01-04-2013, 06:18 AM
Robert Herder K4

http://www.scharferladen.de/shop/kochmesser-pflaume-p-6094.html

wenus2
01-04-2013, 07:13 AM
First thing in my head was a Henckels Kramer in SG2. A little over budget but good quality and it fits the criteria, not a lot of knives fitting that description.
http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-1022128/Bob-Kramer-Stainless-Damascus-Utility-Knife-by-Zwilling-J-A-Henckels;jsessionid=29170A27332FBD56FD827435443F9B AA

If i knew exactly what I wanted... I would prolly ask Delbert Ealy to fix me up something custom for that money.

Timthebeaver
01-04-2013, 07:29 AM
Yoshikane's petty has more blade width and belly than many others. SKD clad with stainless.

http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/Zensho-Yoshikane-SKD-Kasumi-Petty-150-mm-p/615.htm

mark76
01-04-2013, 09:55 AM
That Henckels Kramer in SG2 sure looks good. Not a big fan of Henckels, though and not sure if it's overpriced.

Do you know how thick the knife is? And is SG2 able to take a better edge than, e.g., most VG-10?

franzb69
01-04-2013, 10:05 AM
sg2 is awesome steel. vg10 can be great steel when done right. =D

it's not so much the steel but the maker that makes a great knife.

but yes, sg2 will be better than vg10 even if probably done not so right.

Lefty
01-04-2013, 10:34 AM
These aren't your Dad's Henckels...actually Henckels from back in the day were great. These aren't your older brother'd Henckels. :)

chinacats
01-04-2013, 12:09 PM
The GG are nice and have a bit of belly...fit the laser category.

http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/gesshin-1/gesshin-ginga/gesshin-ginga-150mm-stainless-wa-petty.html#

The Edge
01-04-2013, 12:25 PM
Honestly I'd go for something like this from Carter: http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/kitchen-cutlery/stainless-fukugozai-riveted-handle-series/49-sun-stainless-fukugoza-0
It's petty sized, but like a very small gyuto. Perfect for rocking, and takes a great edge!

dharperino
01-04-2013, 12:33 PM
I have the carbon version of this and have been very pleased with it. The stainless steel version would be excellent I'm sure!! Josh (owner) is a great guy and his prices are competitive!
http://bernalcutlery.com/shop/ashi-hamono-120mm-western-petty-swedish-stainless-with-saya-copy

DeepCSweede
01-04-2013, 12:36 PM
I have a wa-handled Carter that is in that size and I can tell you that you would love it. Sorry, I am not quite ready to give it up yet and the price would be above your budget range too but good luck with your search.

bieniek
01-04-2013, 12:58 PM
+1 on the Yoshikane SKD petty.

I dont like stainless, but the steel is great! Belly is there too.

Pensacola Tiger
01-04-2013, 03:42 PM
You might consider the Bark River petty. 154CM @ 60-61 HRc, 2.1mm spine, good convexing for food release.

http://www.knivesshipfree.com/index.php?cPath=465_926

TB_London
01-04-2013, 04:45 PM
The cermax petty is 125 instead of 150, but has belly, is thin, decent steel (the MC66 is rumoured to be ZDP) and has a relatively comfortable handle. Balance is more towards the handle than the blade.
http://www.amazon.com/Zwilling-J-A-Henckels-Cermax-Utility/dp/B000ALWW4Q

Probably cheaper elsewhere, think I got mine from cutlery and more on clearance

wenus2
01-05-2013, 11:25 AM
I was just thinking the best solution here may be a small gyuto.
Hattori makes one in 150: http://japanesechefsknife.com/HDSeries.html
Tojiro makes a 160.
Hiromoto makes a 180 in the g3 line.
there are others...

I actually really like the Carter suggestion from TheEdge but it's not stainless, as requested. Great little knife though.

Marko Tsourkan
01-05-2013, 11:35 AM
Few make petties with bellies, because for rocking you need a little more edge and height at the heel, and with 150mm, you don't get that. Also, petties are great for doing tip work and belly will force you to raise the handle to make a tip contact with the board.

Thinly ground knives, are perfect for push cutting, which in my opinion, tops rock-chopping (with exception of chopping herbs) hands down. I would recommend to try to learn push cutting with a good knife, and you probably won't ever look back (at rocking). Plus, all good knives will have enough curve for light rocking.

M

Lefty
01-05-2013, 09:08 PM
I third, or fourth...or whatever...a smaller Carter Funayuki. They're amazing little knives.

mark76
01-07-2013, 03:17 PM
Honestly I'd go for something like this from Carter: http://www.cartercutlery.com/japanese-knives/kitchen-cutlery/stainless-fukugozai-riveted-handle-series/49-sun-stainless-fukugoza-0
It's petty sized, but like a very small gyuto. Perfect for rocking, and takes a great edge!

Wow, a real Carter for $175! Where's the catch?