Giveaway: Cutco Five Inch Petite Santoku

Cutco small santoku 2

While in Chicago a few weeks ago, I attended a fancy lunch that included hibiscus cocktails, lots of happy networking, and a most generous gift bag. Included in the tote of goodness was a Cutco Petite Santoku knife that I was very excited to take home with me (I even checked my previously carried on bag in order to hang on to it).

It’s rapidly become an oft-used knife in our kitchen for small tasks. I make scrambled eggs for Scott with some sort of chopped deli meat every morning and it’s the perfect for cubing up the ham or pastrami. I also like it for quartering apples, cutting carrot sticks, and splitting grapefruits into quarters.

holding the small Cutco

I’ve been using a handful of Cutco knives since 2010 when I first encountered them at a food show in New York. Four years on, those knives have proven to be sturdy, reliable and continue to earn their place on our knife strip (and I am ruthless about ditching knives that don’t pull their weight).

Because I’ve been so pleased with them, I’m delighted to host a Cutco giveaway in the hopes that some of you might find yourself equally smitten. This week, I have five of these Cutco Petite Santoku knife to share with five winners. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share a knife story. What’s your current cutlery situation? How do you get your knives ready for canning season? What’s happening on your knife strip these days?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

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Disclosure: As mentioned above, the nice folks at Cutco gave me the knife you see pictured above at a blogger event in Chicago a couple weeks ago and are providing the knives for this giveaway. They did not pay to be mentioned here and my opinions are entirely my own. 

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756 Responses to Giveaway: Cutco Five Inch Petite Santoku

  1. 601
    Heidi says:

    My partner has a nice chef knife, but I tend to avoid it because it is not “mine” and it’s been with him for so long! I have been wanting something a bit smaller that can tackle everything, other than my cheap little paring knife! This little guy seems just right!

  2. 602
    Teresa Orr says:

    I am a knife junkie. I have some favulous ones special-made from Taiwan and a couple of ancient ones bought from a good1ole-boy on a road n Kentucky. This petite santoku would fit right I with my eclectic collection.

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    Kaylan K. says:

    I have 1 single CutCo knife and it is my sharpest, best knife I own! Except when I cut myself with it because it makes me cry harder than any other knife! My brother was very generous and bought my husband and I part of a knife set for our wedding gift –but I would love to continue adding to it! This knife looks spectacular..thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. 604
    Isabella M. says:

    I have very cheap knives. It would be nice to win this one. Thanks!

  5. 605
    Natalie McN says:

    Great give away! I bought an entire set of Cutco (knives, block, cooking utensils, peeler, icecream scoop, etc….) from a gal putting herself through college….around 16 years ago. These knives LAST. I do not, however, have a Petite Santoku knife in my collection and would love one! I’ve had them sharpened by Cutco themselves but, for non-serated knives I sharpen just before I use them–every time.

  6. 606
    susan gortva says:

    love knives. hope i win

  7. 607
    Teresa Cline says:

    i dont own a set of knives, although i seem to have alot of them
    they have all come from back yard sales.
    so a good set would be wonderful!

  8. 608
    Sandy W says:

    I have two Cutco knives that I have had for years and years, and I use them often. This petite knife, however, looks like a perfect size for so many things. Thanks for sharing them!

  9. 609

    I love CUTCO knives! We bought a set when our children were toddlers.
    We purchased a few for our daughter that is a freshman in college now!
    I’ve not seen this knife though. It’d be a fabulous addition to our set.

  10. 610
    Anita says:

    These knives look awesome! We got transferred for half a year from Europe (job) and we live now in a small little house with just the basics, which includes dull knives. I could sure use one of those cutcos to lighten up my day! 🙂

  11. 611
    Joanne van Linden says:

    I inherited a set of Cutco knives and I truly love them. I had no idea they would come to my home and sharpen them once a year but I have mailed them back to be sharpened. I would love the small sudoku knife for all of my canning needs. Here’ hoping I win.
    Thanks for helping keep canning alive!

  12. 612
    donna says:

    Too bad Canadians can’t enter-I’ve heard about these knives. I bet that wee santoku would blast through most anything you threw at it. Good luck everyone!

  13. 613

    Personally, I am a bit fanatic about knife safety – cut away from your body, and all that jazz.
    But my mom isn’t. And whenever I see her cutting a piece of stale baguette with a big sharp bread knife, cutting towards her palm… I always correct her.
    Also, I have only gotten cut twice from a knife, and those were both from plastic knives cutting apples.
    I find that amusing.

  14. 614
    Carol Saucier says:

    I purchased a set of Cutco knives prior to being married in 1968, unfortunately he got custody of the knives in the divorce. When I remarried my husband had a few Cutco knives which are now over 40 years old and still in wonderful condition. I love these knives Except for the Chefs knife….it is way too large for my small hands. I would dearly love to have a small knife with which I could chop my veggies and meats.

  15. 615
    Debby says:

    I’ve always had knives that were dull and ineffective. Then my husband takes them out to his grinder and grinds away at the blade trying to sharpen it! I’m left with a stubby, thin bladed knife that is still ineffective. Suffice it to say, I need a decent knife and would love to win one!

  16. 616
    Irene Konow says:

    I use the kitchen knives that were in my house growing up. I remember seeing my Dad sharpen the knives using a sharpening stick. He’d go so fast too, as a kid that amazed me.

    I’ve never mastered the sharpening stick, but I do use the knives to this day. I’ve added a few but I really need sharper knives.

    I hope I win this giveaway .

    Thank you for your Blog and all the valuable information.

  17. 617
    Denise Zasowski says:

    I’ve had one Cutco knife for 20 years. I love it, use it every day. I’d love to have more.

  18. 618
    Linda says:

    I have wanted new knives forever but have somehow just limped by with my mishmash of old knives. I take care of them and sharpen them but I dream of really good knives. I know that this one knife would motivate me to make my dream a reality! My fingers are crossed!!!!!!

  19. 619
    Melissa says:

    Fun! I’d love to win!

  20. 620
    Deborah says:

    Mom had cutco knives for 60 years before she needed to replace them.
    Dad kept them sharp. Great tools.

  21. 621
    Barb says:

    I have had the same set of knives since my college days. I bought a set of Chicago Cutlery carbon steel knives from the now defunct Vermont Bowl Mill and they have survived roommates and hard use. In Philadlephia I have taken them to Fosters when they have someone in to sharpen knives. In between uses I keep each of them in their own knife case. This little Cutco knife looks like a great little knife for cutting fruit for canning/jamming. Would love one of those babies! All of mine are big guys. Looking forward to buying your new book, soon. I enjoy your blog and started reading it in GRID magazine.

  22. 622

    I could use something new knife wise, been using the same set for years and its getting rathur dull.
    I have one fliet knife i use all the time and it never goes dull on me. Need a new chopping cutting knife for sure. Would be a blessing.
    Linda Finn

  23. 623
    Maggie Fredricks says:

    My mother used Cutco knives since the 1960s and I still use hers today. I added the kitchen shears, spreaders, and table knives to my collection. i have used other brands and have found the weight and heft of the Cutco knives superior to others. The company has excellent customer service and I have never been disappointed in a purchase. A fine company with wonderful products!

  24. 624
    Susan Boeman says:

    Many years ago I bought a set of 3 knives from a local cutlery shop. It is a true joy to have good knives. We are lucky enough to have a knife sharpener at our local farmers market so I can get my knives sharpened while buying delicious fruit for jam. I do not have a santoku knife in my toolbox yet and I think I may have found my “missing piece”.

  25. 625
    Roberta says:

    I would love to have this Cutco Petite Santoku knife! I bought a pink coated Komachi knife a few years back that is now chipping. It is also hard to sharpen with that coating.

  26. 626
    Renee says:

    I have the mac daddy set of Cutco knives… unfortunately they are about to go the way of the divorce. My favorite cutco knife is the cheese knife, which I use mostly for avacados. Other than all of the knives which I love – I also will give a shout out for their gardening tools which are fabulous. I asked for the cutco pruner for my 40th birthday present!

  27. 627
    A. Susan Adam says:

    I don’t believe I have ever tried a Cutco knife, to my knowledge. I basically have three knives on my strip that I do everything with. Two are Japanese knives I bought years ago and between those two they do most everything I need. The third is small knife I got from my mother that she got some years back as a Christmas thank you from a local business…so not terribly expensive. But it is small and has a curve outward on the end of the blade. It sharpens readily and I use it for quite a lot. I would be interested in testing a Cutco and finding uses for a blade that size.

  28. 628
    Mairsydoats says:

    Our parents got a couple of Cutco knives each for my sister and I one Christmas – they’re my go-to knives for everything. Note that though I’m the “little” sister, I’m not the one to immediately trim the tip of a finger with the brand-new-sharp knife. My older, more “responsible” sister has the honor of being that person!

  29. 629
    Donna says:

    I’m new to canning so I don’t have a specific knife yet. The knives I use are Wusthof Dreizack for my everyday cooking knives.

    I hope I can win one of these little knives I love working with a really sharp knife as it makes the work so much easier.


  30. 630
    LydiaF says:

    My husband has a cousin who NEVER sharpens her knives. I’m surprised she hasn’t cut a finger off yet. We bought her a knife sharpener so they at least get sharpened when we’re visiting her.

  31. 631
    Sally says:

    This type of knife works great; I am big in canning and Cutco knives are the best!

  32. 632

    I have a favorite knife-it’s an paring knife that is new-but made to look worn–like my grandmother used to have. It makes me think of her everytime I use it.

  33. 633
    Darla says:

    I have a couple of knives that need to be ditched…they just don’t hold an edge, and I want knives that will do the job. I have a couple of good ones I treasure that were made by a friend years ago, and my husband has a set of old Sabatiers from the ’70s. I use an antique sharpening steel to keep them sharp, and this one looks like it could be a lovely addition to the collection.

  34. 634
    cleo says:

    my only comment about knives these days is that my husband and his hunting buddies had to have a knife strip and new knives to put up in their hunting cabin in the wilds of alaska because they didn’t like opening the drawer to get their knives out…..poor guys

  35. 635
    Shiela Cole says:

    My husband & I moved to Costa Rica in 2007. We sold or gave almost everything away taking only 6 bags with us. In one of those bags was a carefully wrapped package containing our Cutco. We lived there for almost 5 years, it was a wonderful experience. Returning home to Missouri, we packed a lot more than 6 bags, but still had our precious Cutco. Next month we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary, & our Cutco will celebrate will be 22 years old. Cutco rocks!

  36. 636
    Mindy D says:

    I confess I am a knifehead. I don’t have a small santoku like this one, though, and it would be a great addition to my collection.

  37. 637
    CathyAnn says:

    I have just the bare basics–a chef’s knife and a paring. I don’t do anything to get them ready for canning season, but I guess that’s my reminder that should! Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. 638
    Melanie says:

    I love cutco knives and have been using them since the mid ’90s. I don’t have this one!

  39. 639
    Erika says:

    Love great knives! I have a good knife set that could use sharpening–but i’d love to find that perfect knife for me that I know is out there. Hope I get a chance to try this one!

  40. 640
    tripp says:

    I only have a set of cheap knives, but have used very good ones, and would love to win this one!

  41. 641
    Kathryn says:

    I lost all my good knives in a divorce so I need to rebuild my set again.

  42. 642
    Rust says:

    I have a 20+ year old Wusthof parer that I use for just about everything, but it’s not practical at times. The rest aren’t worth mentioning. 🙂

  43. 643
    Emmy says:

    I’m still using the same basic chef’s knife I’ve had for the last 10 years, but I do like to get it professionally sharpened once or twice a year. I’m a wuss, and those knife guys do it fast and cheap. They do like to lecture me about not putting my knives in the dishwasher, and every time I’m all, “I’m not, I SWEAR!” I’m sure they think I’m an idiot…it’s a little like going to the dentist in that way.

  44. 644
    Stephanie KL says:

    I have been searching for a knife for the smaller jobs. I’ve gone through a great many knives that promise longevity only to be disappointed and trash them. This knife looks of solid quality and workmanship. I would really like this knife so I can toss everything else.

  45. 645
    Yafa says:

    I am 5′ 2″ tall, so I like using small silverware, small glasses, smaller plates, small spatulas, small scrapers, etc. It would be lovely to have a small yet sharp knife to use and it looks like this one would be perfect.

    The knife I have used the longest is a Mac knife that I bought in the 1980’s.

  46. 646
    Kathleen MT says:

    I have a lovely chef knife and a santoku – would love something smaller though. Would be my first CUTCO, am ready to be converted!

  47. 647
    Ouida Lampert says:

    My current knife situation is abysmal. I need to have them professionally sharpened, and the logistics of that process have just not worked out. Yet.

  48. 648
    Kristin says:

    My favorite knife was my great-grandfather’s knife. He was a chef, and carved his initials into the wooden handle.

  49. 649
    Kim says:

    I have a mishmash of different knives but the santoku is not in my collection.
    My father just gave me an old knife that he used in the 60’s. Love it!!

  50. 650

    I have some of my mother and grandmother’s knives. They have lost their sharpness and I am in the process of getting them sharpened. They are rare and I love them. They remind me of them when they were cooking, canning, and all the others. Brings back good memories.