Ohishi Ginsan Nashiji Petty (Utility) 135mm
As with the other Japanese Kitchen knives in the Ginsan series, the 135mm Petty (Utility) is another excellent example of the Blacksmiths' skill. The presentation when you open the packaging is spectacular and when you take the knife out you feel a very well-balanced knife that you can use immediately.
I tested this Petty by prepping a fruit, cheese, and meat platter and found that even though the knife is quite light it was a joy to use. The finishing grind had created such a sharp edge I was able to cut everything easily and julienning carrot and celery were a breeze.
If you are a professional Chef working in a busy kitchen or at home cooking meals for the family these knives are the perfect choice to give you the results you expect as they can meet the rigorous demand of a home or a commercial kitchen.
Washing – Hand wash with soapy water, rinse the blade with Hot water. Dry your knives as soon as possible after washing and do not leave them wet for extended periods of time. Do not wash in a dishwasher!
Storage – Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store in cutlery draw with other knives. Use a knife rack or at a minimum a cover for the knife to protect the edge
Sharpening - It is recommended to sharpen these knives to a fine edge on a Japanese Whetstone. However, for touch-up sharpening, you can use a Ceramic Steel and a 2 or 3 Wheel Japanese Water sharpener as these are designed for the angle of bevel angle of Japanese knives.