Petty: Often called paring or utility knife, the petty knife is made for smaller cutting tasks. An indispensable tool in any knife kit, it excels at cutting herbs, slicing garlic, dicing shallots, peeling fruit & veg, and even boning certain cuts of meat or breaking down poultry. Petty knives can vary in size (75mm -210mm) and shape.
Never put a knife in a dishwasher, ALWAYS wash by hand.
Avoid steel wool and other abrasive cleaners. Use a soft sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water,
Do not cut through bones, this can chip the blade.
Never use this knife to cut frozen food, use an old knife for these types of jobs.
Do not twist the blade out of food if it gets stuck, and never smash it against the cutting board.
Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board (end grain wood is best). Never cut on glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, or anything harder than steel. Also avoid bamboo as it is very hard and dulls knives quickly.
Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
Use a ceramic honing rod or leather strop for the edge maintenance.
Never use coarse steel honing rod or diamond rod. Do not use a wheel sharpener or sharpening tools. Always sharpen by hand on whetstones
Never scrape the blade’s edge across the cutting board.