We took the basic shape of a Japanese hankotsu boning knife and made some modifications that we think make this knife a real winner for professional cooks who break down a lot of poultry and beef.
The Richmond Artifex Hankotsu has a thinner blade than a traditional hankotsu. So while it is fairly stiff, it does display a bit of flex, especially towards the tip. Overall, the blade is a bit thicker than a utility but it could find service as a replacement for that knife in some hands.
The mono construction blade is made with AEB-L steel, heat treated to 61 Rockwell. This stainless alloy has become a very popular steel in the knife world both for itís stain resistance and itís overall strength. It has great sharpening properties too.
The handle is made of black micarta and is excellent for pro use since it's extremely durable and easy to keep clean. The blade is a full tang design but unlike the standard hankotsu it does have a small chin. Also unlike the traditional hankotsu, our knife has a symmetrical grind. So itís great for left and right handers.
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