Beauty & Precision, the Takamura Akagouhan 130mm Petty. Made with R2 Powder Steel, this red handled beauty cuts like laser. About the shape This is the knife for smaller jobs that are done on a cutting board. Perfect for slicing shallots, cutting herbs, and boning smaller proteins. Additionally, Petty knives are an indispensable tool for those who feel uncomfortable wielding a larger chef knife.