Quantcast
Any thoughts on a petty? - Page 3
+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 49

Thread: Any thoughts on a petty?

  1. #21
    Senior Member heirkb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    898
    So I've been looking around and reading some more and have come up with a few options. I'll have to go to Korin to handle a few before I really decide on size, but let's say 150-180 for now. Here's what I've narrowed it to (not really narrowed):

    150 Konosuke HD
    150-180 Yoshikane SKD11 or 12 (I can't remember)
    150 Carbonext
    150 Ichimonji TKC

    So the Konosuke and Yoshikane would be the more expensive ones and the Carbonext and Ichimonji would be somewhat cheaper. What do you guys think? Can anyone compare any of the ones I listed with each other on any of the following: ease of sharpening, the sharpness of the edge, dimensions, edge retention, etc.?

  2. #22
    Senior Member Cadillac J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    618
    I think those are all good options...IMO, the deciding factor would be do you want wa- or yo-handle. Also, the Konosuke HD pricing includes a saya, so I think you can opt out of that for cheaper if you wish.

    I've never sharpened SKD before, but you shouldn't have problem with the semi-stainless at all if you are comfortable in your abilities. Then again, I've never came across a knife or steel that I considered 'hard' to sharpen...just ones that feel better on the stones and the burr just melts away.

  3. #23
    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    4,989
    Or just do what I'm doing and get Pierre to make you one to your specs.:biggrin2:
    38mm at the heel and 175mm sounds juuuuusssst right!
    Sorry, I had to brag. Is it August yet?? Haha

  4. #24
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Pensacola, FL, USA
    Posts
    3,657
    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Or just do what I'm doing and get Pierre to make you one to your specs.:biggrin2:
    38mm at the heel and 175mm sounds juuuuusssst right!
    Sorry, I had to brag. Is it July yet?? Haha
    What steel? CPM154? O1?

  5. #25
    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    4,989
    Great question...

  6. #26
    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    4,989
    Yes I did that on purpose! Haha
    Not sure if it's a secret or not. Can I get back to you??

  7. #27
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Pensacola, FL, USA
    Posts
    3,657
    I don't want you to break a confidence, I was just curious.

  8. #28
    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    4,989
    I don't think he'd care either way, but I'll hold off for now...I'm not sure just how top secret the Mad genius's plans are

  9. #29
    Senior Member
    WildBoar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NoVa
    Posts
    2,000
    x2 on the Pierre petty. He made a 150 for me last summer (CPM154). Profile and distal taper are great, but I went a little too thick (1/8" instead of 3/32", if I remember correctly), which limits the use sometimes. But it still gets a heavy workout. Got it with the hybrid handle, which works well for me with a blade that size.
    __________
    David (WildBoar's Kitchen)

  10. #30
    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    4,989
    Well, thank you for that!
    Pierre specifically mentioned starting with 3/32, with the end result being slightly thinner.
    Your knife and jon broida's are actually the two that tipped me over the edge.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts