Ryusen Damascus Utility/Boning Knife - Honesuki - 6 in. - Ambidextrous (150mm)
Product Description for Ryusen Damascus Utility/Boning Knife - Honesuki - 6 in. - Ambidextrous (150mm)
Maker: RyuSen Damascus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87244
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 10.60 in.
Blade width: 1.60 in.
Blade thickness: 0.11 in.
Item weight: 6.08 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.12 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade with a VG10 stainless steel core (Hrc 60 - 61)
Handle: Pakka Wood
Description: Honesuki are Japanese boning knives. Great for boning chicken and red meats but also amazing as a general purpose utility knife! The shape provides finger clearance when working over a cutting board. A gentle rock to the blade makes it an optimal chopping knife. The thin, aggressive point makes it even capable of detail tasks where a paring knife would otherwise be used.
This ambidextrous honesuki has a convex grind on both sides of the blade. This grind reduces problems with food sticking to the side of the knife when slicing meats and vegetables.
Construction of the blade begins with bundles of special alloy stainless steel wire which are repeatedly folded together and forge-welded by hand. This time consuming process creates a Jigane (the outside layers of the blade) with a beautiful Damascus pattern. The maker than begins preparation of the Hagane (the middle layer of the blade) by hand forging high carbon steel, alloyed with cobalt. The basic construction of the blade is competed by forge-welding the Hagane between two layers of Jigane. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge-welded to the tang to ensure that food particles can not become lodged between the tang and the handle. The handle, made from multiple layers of wood impregnated with resin, is riveted to the full length tang and will last a lifetime. The blades are fully honed.
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