Ultra Chef - Honesuki (Boning/Utility Knife) - 5-1/4 in. (UC5)
Product Description for Ultra Chef - Honesuki (Boning/Utility Knife) - 5-1/4 in. (UC5)
Maker: Al Mar (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90566
Blade length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 9.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 4.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.5 oz.
Blade: VG-10 stainless steel clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side
Bolster: Stainless steel
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.
Made in Seki, Japan, the Al Mar "Ultra Chef" knife is classic and state of the art in performance. Each blade has 33 individual layers of stainless steel -- 16 layers on each side, plus a central core of VG-10 cobalt stainless steel hardened to Rc 60-62 (very hard!) for a keen, long-lasting edge. In the best tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge-welded to the tang to ensure that food particles cannot become lodged between the tang and the handle. These knives are incredibly strong, light in the hand, well balanced, and extremely sharp. The handles are made from select cocobolo wood, long considered one of the world's most exotic hardwoods. High in natural oils, cocobolo holds up well under heavy kitchen use. Each knife comes individually gift boxed.
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 weeks