I am with you on the handles (and everything else).I seem to gravitate toward heavier, flat-profiled, pointed, thin-tipped 150-ish pettys with relatively flat profiles and 30-ish mm tall at the heel. I hardly use the handle, really. In my opinion, it should simply not be grotesquely large.
I think anything that is considered an "off the board knife" should be solely a parer; short blade- sub 100mm and a rounded heel. Handle comfort will matter greatly here.I guess what i'm getting at is that you need to decide what type of tasks you want the petty to carry out. Is it a board knife, or an off the board knife, or even better yet, a knife that can miraculously do both and do both well?
Grind doesn't matter as much as a gyuto, for example but as long as the tip is pretty thin, I think you're okay for most things. I like my Heiji a lot but I definitely don't use it sometimes because it is so thick. I also like my very thin Gesshin Ginga (Ashi) but it feels wimpy sometimes. I definitely use my cheaper, less cool Masahiro more than either. I also have a 155 or so Carter that is basically a miniature funi that is too tall for what I like to use a petty for. For the record, I prefer 180-220 pettys for most non-gyuto tasks.What are the grinds and spine thicknesses that are typical?
That was an ITK/ group buy batch a couple months back. I was fortunate to get in on it, Man, I love that knife!Devin did a petty in 52100? I thought they were all in AEB-L.
Agreed. I have a major OCD case w/ DT's 150mm petty in 52100. Can't stop sharpening that laser over and over.That was an ITK/ group buy batch a couple months back. I was fortunate to get in on it, Man, I love that knife!
It could not be more different then the CPM154 petty Pierre made for me last year. I'll have a couple more pettys to use for comparison in the next week or two. They will both be carbon, but the profiles, etc. will differ.