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    Petty Question

    How important is the food release on a petty (135-180mm) knife?


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    I have found that thicker petties, with good food release ended up wedging too much. Right now I am in the thinner is better camp when it comes to petties. Also, due to less blade height I feel like "sticktion" is less of an issue as there is not that much that can accumulate.
    Of course if I can have both, I'll take it.

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    Nowhere near as important as with a gyuto. I'll choose a laser petty every time

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    Guess it would depend on what you are cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Huey View Post
    Guess it would depend on what you are cutting.
    Agreed
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    I tend to like thinner petties, as I use them for small prep work that includes cutting through sweet potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables, so the thinner the better. Food release matters, but not as much as on a gyuto, plus a typical gyuto has more height for food to release.

    I wonder where do you use your petties most?

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    in the last few days I've used pettys for cutting up strawberries, a mango, some peaches, medium-sized tomatoes, cheeses and some salami. If I don't have something on the board that requires a regular gyuto I will often reach for one of the pettys. Our collection ranges from laser to hefty.
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    i use my petty mostly for trimming meat.

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    I prefer thinner utility/petty with Kiritsuke tip. IMO, Food release isn't that important due to short narrow blade...
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    It's important but not as important. Petties already are going to have decent food release just based on their blade height. I wouldn't worry too much about it and make it on the thinner side.

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