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.
p>I designed this knife to be thin with a nice sized handle made of black linen micarta 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 tried this knife because a friend had one and I’m amazed with it. Holds it’s edge really well and is great for crusty bread. The handle is super durable too. Love it!
By: Ian Rogers
Position : Sous Chef
Location : Used in Hotel kitchen
I buy this knife in the $55 sale.
Tested the knife from cutting baguettes on the sandwich section.
Carving local Cotswolds pork joint with skin on. Cuting lamb rump. Not tried on tomatos yet for burgers.
excellent knife sharpness,G10 / micarta handle is excellent. Laser etched Richmond logo. Also,proud to be my first knife made in USA. Definitely going to buy more from Richmond Artifex made in USA range.
Great knife,bought it as it was on sale to replace a prior bread knife,wow figured...its a bread knife how different could it be! The old one immediately started collecting dust! Great deal for a great kitchen tool that is now an essential part of my cutlery arsenal