The Richmond Artifex AEB-L Gyuto 240mm is a good general purpose knife for most kitchen cutting duties. It is made from a mono steel construction of AEB-L stainless steel. The alloy is hardened to 60-61 HRC. This popular and hardy steel is easy to maintain and sharpen. It holds itís edge very well.
At 8oz or 230g it is fairly light for this style blade. The profile is quite thin with nice distal taper to the fairly thin tip. The gyuto has a good basic profile with the back third of the cutting edge being flat which then transitions into a Masamoto style belly. It has a really nice finish on the spine and heel. Especially considering itís very competitive price.
The blade is coupled to a handle made from black linen micarta, a tough and resilient material that will give years of service. The handle has a Yo Gyuto/ Western Chef style shape and comes without the normal bolster you would find in this application. It is light and comfortable to use.
This knife is a screaming bargain! Period! If you are a busy line cook or a home enthusiast looking to get into Japanese chef knives. The Richmond Artifex AEB-L Gyuto 240mm would be a great place to start.
Name: Richmond Artifex
Steel: AEB-L (13C26)
Hardness: HRC 60.5-61
Edge: V at 15 Degrees
Style: Yo Gyuto/Western Chef
Spine thickness: 2.4mm at heel
Height 46.5mm at the heel.
Made in the USA with our partner Lamson & Goodnow
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