The word petty in petty knife literally comes from the French word petit, which means “small.” While the Bighorn Chef’s Knife excels at large slicing tasks, like breaking down large fruits and vegetables or big cuts of meat, the smaller, handy MKC Petty Knife is perfect for finer tasks in the kitchen. Petty knives are essentially utility knives used for work done off the cutting board. It’s the knife you use when you’re cutting a vegetable in your hand or breaking down a chicken.
This knife really excels in tasks like boning and smaller work. A petty knife’s narrow tip allows you to get into joints and work around corners. At the same time, it’s a very versatile and a handy slicing knife & great for cutting up small fruit and vegetables.
MKC X MAREKO MAUMASI COLLABORATION
We asked renowned knife maker Mareko Maumasi — with his extensive knowledge as a bladesmith and experience in the restaurant industry — to join MKC and design our first line of culinary knives. The design of the MKC Petty Knife continues the themes of the Bighorn Chef’s Knife and the Santoku Knife.
It’s a perfect combination of MKC style in the handle profile and real-deal, Mareko Maumasi Fire Arts aesthetic in the blade. And, most importantly, the distinctive look of the MKC Petty Knife goes hand-in-hand with form and function.
DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF FEATURES
As a cryogenically heat-treated stainless steel, MAGNACUT provides the perfect blend of toughness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance. Unlike other stainless steel blades, MAGNACUT can be easily resharpened — even by novice knife owners. More wear-resistant than other stainless steels, and more corrosion-resistant than carbon steel, MAGNACUT is in a class of its own. Learn more about MAGNACUT Stainless Steel from the creator: Larrin Thomas.
We designed the handle with the same bulletproof G10 material we use in our hunting knives. G10 is meant to stand up to abuse. It can stand up to all conditions in the field, and it can get wet, greasy, or bloody in the kitchen without becoming slick or suffering damage.
Fine Tip Blade
The MKC Petty Knife looks great, but it’s not just a pretty face. As with all MKC knives, it was important to us to design with function in mind. Mareko designed this blade shape to be narrower with a fine tip for delicate slicing and work in tight spaces. The blade shape is similar to the Big Horn but lighter and smaller in size making it extremely utilitarian to the point you’ll find yourself constantly reaching for it. The black Cerakote finish helps food easily slide off and quick to clean.
Angled Heel & Knuckle Clearance
The Little Big Horn Petty Knife’s blade was designed to be slightly wider than a traditional petty knife to give you more knuckle clearance than a traditional petty knife so you can easily use it for tasks both on or off the cutting board.
LOCKING KYDEX SHEATH
The MKC Petty Knife comes with a useful sheath in the form of a slip-cover for the edge of the blade. You can simply slide the edge in until it locks in place, and a snap keeps it secure. We provide a sheath for two important reasons. First, we want you to be able to take your MKC Petty Knife in your hunting pack into camp, stow it in your horse’s pannier, or throw it in your gear bag when you’re headed to Alaska for some salmon fishing, or to Canada for a sheep hunt. Second, the sheath protects both you and your knife at home. We all know kitchen drawers can get a little messy, so the Petty Knife’s fitted sheath keeps your fingers safe when you reach in amongst your tools. It also keeps the knife edge from banging against other items in the drawer, a frequent cause of damage on kitchen knife edges.
Blade Steel: Magnacut Stainless Steel
Full Tang Construction
Handle Material: G-10
Sheath: Black Kydex Travel Sheath
Finish: Black Cerakote
Overall Length: 10 1/2”
Blade Length: 5 7/8”
Knife Weight: 4.68 oz
100% Made in the USA
Hand Finished in Montana
Its super sharp and maneuvers perfectly. Great feel in my hand. Im way more into cooking knowing this gem is waiting on the knife rack. Its easily my favorite kitchen knife. And most important...made in USA.
Great fit and balance, extremely functional.
You get what you pay for and this is a quality knife!
This is an amazing tool. It is a wonderful shape, is wicked sharp, comfortable in hand, and durable. The only thing I'd change would be to offer a wood-handled version as the G10 is a bit too synthetic-looking for our kitchen.
Love this knife and cuts just about anything from meat to veggies. Super sharp and easy to maintain.