We got many requests to do the Richmond Addict with a western handle so here it is. AEB-L with the nice tall profile many of you love. Measures 240mm and is nice and tall. Get them while you can. Limited quantites for this first batch. The name Artifex is Latin for artisan or worker and I designed the knife specifically for people in the food service industry that need a great blade that is tough, versatile and uses world class steel called AEB-L. AEB-L (also called 13C26) steel was designed for razors, which need corrosion resistance, high hardness and very acute edges. Once you try a knife that is made with AEB-L you will see why it is coveted by knife enthusiasts and professionals. The knife will take a very keen edge just like the best carbon steels yet you don't have to worry about rusting. You will also find much better sharpening properties since AEB-L is less prone to produce wire edges that are so common when you sharpen most high end Japanese kitchen knives. We hardened this steel to 60.5-61 for the ideal hardness and toughness.
I designed this knife to be thin with a nice sized handle made of G-10 black composite material with a classic 2 rivet design. The handle is very stable and is designed to give you years of worry free use. Finally, this knife is made right here in the United States with our partner Lamson And Goodnow. The factory edge grind is 50/50 at about 15 degrees on each side. We priced this knife aggressively so line cooks, knife enthusiasts and students could afford it. I hope you enjoy my newest knife. Kind Regards, Mark Richmond.
Knife is very tall as would be expected,still quite light feeling in the hand. Was preparing to sharpen it out of the box,but then popped a row of arm hair off with the existing edge and decided to keep it for a while.
I am very impressed.
By: Jeffrey Mondacca
This knife is a laser,super sharp out of the box and so thin yet very strong steel. HIghly recommend it.
This is a very good workhorse knife. The steel is low maintenance and holds an edge very well and the profile is okay (I do prefer the tip a bit lower than on this one,but it’s not bad). I like the extra height on this for stability through large squash. If you’re coming from Dexter Russell or Forschners,you’ll appreciate the height. They slightly rounded the spine and choil,which is a plus. Only problem is it is not the easiest to sharpen. I got it with the initial finish sharpening and that was unimpressive. I was able to get it sharper than that,but it took more work than my carbon steel knives.
Salt Lake City,UT
Arrived faster than expected. Super sharp out of the box- after going through some mirepoix,still sharp enough to take the hair right off my arm,no problem. This is my first Richmond knife,& so far so good. I do wish I’d gotten a blade that’s a bit thicker,but that’ll be my next purchase. At 6’4",I’m no little guy- always hated smaller blades that I have to pinch to keep from scraping my knuckles on a cutting board. Not a problem with this knife. Plenty of room to work with! Good deal for the price.