Petty knife 15cm Shun Classic left hand

€129.00
  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: DM-0701L
  • Availability: In Stock

The  KAI  Shun Classic Petty knife 15 cm left hand is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. 

It is ideal for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables.
Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Its very slightly curved belly enables it to do moderate rocking cuts. It’s nimble enough to peel an onion in hand, then slice it up in short order. 

Petty knives are very similar to the common western paring or utility knives. While there is no hard rule about where a petty and paring knife diverge or what application each is most adept at, pettys are often considered ideal for small and delicate tasks on a cutting board while paring knives are better employed in hand.

The Petty knife 15 cm Shun Classic left hand works with the same V-shaped symmetrical bevel, like the normal one. It is the slightly curved handle that makes it a left hand knife. 

Shun Classic's thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.



The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. 

The core layer of the knife is made from V-Gold-MAX-steel. This is an extremely hard (61±1 HRC, 1.0% carbon, 1.5% cobalt) and corrosion-resistant steel that gives the blade a sharpness that is second to none and an incredible edge retention.
The core is clad with Damascus stainless steel with 16 layers in each side (33 total), then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold.
The convex cut of the blade together with the manual honing of each Shun knife delivers an unrivalled sharpness that allows the knife to cut through even the toughest material.
The edge on a Shun Classic knife is beveled at a 16° angle creating a very sharp edge.


The knife features a pakkawood (wood plastic composite material) handle D-shaped, which looks and feels like wood, but is dishwasher safe. The other unique feature of the handle is the design. The D-shaped handle actually has a ridge at the bottom, increasing control and grip. 

The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.

Handcrafted in Japan with a lifetime warranty.

Offered in a gift box.

Technical Specifications
Brand K A I
Country of origin Japan
Series Shun Classic
Blade length 15 cm
Blade thickness 2 mm
Damascus Υes
Number of layers 33
Hardness 60-61 HRC
Finish blade Satin
Total angle 16°
Sharpening angle
Bevel Double 50/50 convex
Handle length 12.2 cm
Handle material Pakkawood
Dishwasher safe No
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime
Boxed Yes