The name Artifex is Latin for artisan or worker and we designed the knife specifically for people in the food service industry that need a great blade that is tough, versatile and wallet friendly.
The scimitar is a blade that is coveted by knife enthusiasts and professionals alike. It is regarded as an alternative to a butchers knife, particularly useful in processing large animal carcasses. We use a stainless steel called AEB-L for the blade, so while the knife will take a very keen edge just like the best carbon steels, you don't have to worry about rusting or corrosion. We hardened this steel to 60.5-61 for the ideal combination of hardness and toughness.
We designed this knife to be very 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.
Name: Richmond Artifex Scimitar
Hardness: HRC 60.5-61
Edge: V at 15 Degrees
Style: Yo Gyuto/Western Chef
Handle: 2 Rivet Black Linen Micarta
Spine thickness: 1.86mm at heel
Blade length: 270mm or 10.5inches
Height 36.5mm at the heel.
Made in the USA with our partner Lamson & Goodnow
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