Richmond Artifex Honesuki 145mm
Richmond Artifex Honesuki 145mm
Richmond Artifex Honesuki 145mm

Richmond Artifex Honesuki 145mm

Item #: ArtifexHonesuki

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(5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews)

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The honesuki is a Japanese boning knife used to butcher meat and poultry. They are distinctive in that the shape is triangular and they are stiff. These knives are increasing in popularity as more people become familiar with the superior performance of Japanese knives in general and the honesuki in particular. This knife does not have the flexibility of a typical Western boning knife but its sharp, pointed tip helps you ride the blade along bones and joints. The blade is a mono steel construction of AEB-L stainless steel. We hardened this steel to 60.5-61 HRC. The very nice geometry, thin profile and super sharp edge endow this knife with the quick reflexes needed to navigate around a poultry carcass. It is a single bevel blade, so itís almost flat on the back side.

The handle is fabricated from black linen micarta which is a very tough material, perfectly suited for heavy duty work while being easy on the hand over the long haul. The name Artifex is the Latin word for artisan or worker. We created this knife line specifically for people in the food service industry looking for a great blade that is tough, versatile and easy to maintain. All at a wallet friendly price.

  • Name: Richmond Artifex
  • Steel: AEB-L
  • Hardness: HRC 60.5-61
  • Grind: Convex One sided
  • Style: Honesuki
  • Handle: 2 Rivet Black Micarta
  • Weight 6.2oz
  • Blade Length: 158mm
  • Total Length: 275mm
  • Spine Thickness: 2.8mm
  • Blade Height: 41.13mm
  • Made in the USA with our partner Lamson & Goodnow

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Very nice knife, December 21, 2014
    Posted By: Dekun Pei

    I am a home who works with whole poultry about once a week. This is my first Japansese styled knife and I love it so far. Out of box, the knife is a nicely sharp, though not hair popping sharp. The edge is ground nicely and evenly and I would say better done than my Kramer by Zwilling Essential 8" Chef knife. The rest of the fit and finish is superb. I previously use a filet knife to break down chicken and immediately I can tell a honesuki is a much better tool for it. The tip is nice and small and the blade is thick on the spine but thin behind the edge. It helps me make precise cuts for parting the breast as well as confident cutting through the joints.

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    5  Product Review, August 21, 2014
    Posted By: gsremn - verified customer

    OOTB very sharp. Very substantial knife.
    Feels in the hand like almost nothing else. Highly recommend.

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    4  Product Review, May 30, 2014
    Posted By: Ramon - verified customer

    So far seems to be a great knife for the money. Pretty sharp OTB. Nice look and good feel to the knife.

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    5  Product Review, May 30, 2014
    Posted By: Chris - verified customer

    Good morning,
    I received the Richmond Honesuki knife I ordered yesterday. It take a damned good knife to impress me and I have to share with you that I am indeed impressed, may be the best feel of a knife I have ever had. The edge is great and the heft of this knife is impressive indeed. Please pass along my appreciation to the manufacturer of this fine tool. It will live long in my collection and will be used daily.

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    5  Product Review, March 25, 2014
    Posted By: K - verified customer

    Great knife! This knife really demonstrates how the right knife for the job simplifies a task. I make chicken often, so I'm cutting up a whole chicken at least once a week. This knife is fantastic for that! It is sharp, sturdy and nimble. The tip shaping is fantastic for making quick cuts between joints and the knife slices the meat off the rib cage seamlessly. This knife is fantastic. Add in the (ridiculously) reasonable price and it is a true winner.

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    5  Product Review, February 14, 2014
    Posted By: Keith - verified customer

    Honestly an amazing buy. I fell in love with honesuki knives after using a fellow cooks tojiro. The factory edge wasn't great, but after a slight re profiling it is incredible.

    Incredibly hard, strong thin edge, comfortable to use, and the best price possible.

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    5  Product Review, January 11, 2013
    Posted By: Ted Jones - verified customer

    Honesuki- This knife is super sick. Tears through bones like a son of a gun. Looks amazing, and very comfortable handle. I had the knives professionally sharpened after receiving them, but they were quite sharp after receiving them. I would highly recommend this knife.

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