Richmond Artifex 210mm Gyuto M390. The Richmond Artifex is my fourth knife and this version of the knife is made with M390. BOHLER M390 MICROCLEAN steel is the new super steel on the block. Third generation powder metal technology. Developed for knife blades requiring good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance. Chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, and tungsten are added for excellent sharpness and edge retention. Can be polished to an extremely high finish.
The Artifex is an all-purpose chef knife/gyuto that measures 210mm or about 8.25 inches on the blade. 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. The knife will take a very keen edge just like the best carbon steels but it has unmatched edge holding abilities. We hardened this steel to HRC 61 for the ideal hardness and toughness.
I designed this knife to be thin with a nice sized handle made of nearly indestructable black linen micarta with a classic 2 rivet design. The handle 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. Stay Sharp! Mark Richmond.