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    Quote Originally Posted by heirkb View Post
    Honestly, I think a paring knife is way more useful than a petty for me. The only things I can think of that I can't do with a gyuto (easily, at least) are in-hand tasks such as coring strawberries, coring tomatoes, peeling, etc. If it were up to me, I'd rather have a small gyuto (like your 210) and a paring knife than a small gyuto and a petty, which overlap too much.

    The only reason I'd get the petty over the paring knife if I were you is if you're deboning a lot of chickens or working with meats with silver-skin. A paring knife isn't great for that stuff.
    Interesting, I almost have no use for a paring knife. I find I can do any paring knife task with a petty, but then I can use it for board work, fruit, meats, etc. as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEye View Post
    Interesting, I almost have no use for a paring knife. I find I can do any paring knife task with a petty, but then I can use it for board work, fruit, meats, etc. as well.
    Likewise. I have a 5 dollar victorinox paring knife that I LOVE. But, that is only because its a cheap beater that i can break down boxes and cut random crap with. For actual work a 150 petty does all the same work as a paring knife, but also performs well enough for trimming/breaking down meat and fish (to and extent). I also tend to use it as an everyday line knife. I'm not slicing giant cuts, or sushi rolls, so the petty hangs just fine with duck breast, tenderloin, pork, etc,etc,etc

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    The only that doubles some functions of both parer and petty

    http://www.messer-mit-tradition.de/i...809.600.02.jpg

    Robert Herder's Yatagan, €30 in carbon.

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    I have 2 pettys one Takeda and a Tojiro DP, as a home cook i use the Tojiro more often since i like being able to take it to the table for smaller cutting tasks such as veggies for breakfast etc. Bottom line, if you are going to use it in a home environment, consider getting one in stainless.

  5. #15
    Hi everyone. I just bought this Tanaka petty knife.

    Looks like ebay had a better deal than a lot of the sellers on the internet. A lot of stores were selling the knife for $125 or so.

    Thanks to everyone who provided options and opinions - very, very appreciated.


    sleekay

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