Richmond Artifex Santoku 190mm
Richmond Artifex Santoku 190mm
Richmond Artifex Santoku 190mm

Richmond Artifex Santoku 190mm

Item #: ArtifexSantoku

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Our Price: $69.95
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The Richmond Artifex line of kitchen cutlery has been created for the line chef and home cook looking for quality, performance and ease of maintenance. All at a very attractive price point. Constructed from AEB-L stainless steel, these blades exhibit superior stain resistance and the ability to take and keep a very sharp edge.

The official name of this knife is Santoku-Bocho. Itís also known as a Bunkabocho. In Japanese this means knife of the three virtues. The reason for the name is that it refers to the bladeís ability to perform the three acts of chopping, slicing and dicing. Some chefs regard the Santoku as a more versatile blade compared to a Nakiri, the only real competition to it in the home kitchen. The Santoku has a relatively short blade, normally less than 200mm, together with a rounded tip with a slight point. It is always made with a two sided grind. This knife has a symmetrical 50/50 edge set at about 15 degrees on each side. We hardened this steel to 60.5-61 for the ideal hardness and toughness properties.

A nicely made G-10 (linen micarta) handle is attached to the full tang with two rivets. This is a really tough material that can stand up to years of use. But it is also very comfortable in your hand and light to use.

  • Handle: G-10
  • HRC: 60-61
  • Steel:AEB-L
  • Blade Length: 190mm
  • Weight: 7.2oz
  • Total Length: 312mm
  • Spine Thickness: 2.47mm
  • Blade Depth: 49.31mm

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    4  Product Review, March 24, 2014
    Posted By: Larry Cook - verified customer

    A big heavy santoku. Going to learn to sharpen with wet stones with this knife.

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    5  Product Review, January 29, 2014
    Posted By: TIMOTHY BURKE - verified customer

    Good, solid knife for the money. Holds a great edge and is easy to keep that way. The G10 scales are perfect. Great grip and minimal maintenance. Excellent heft and balance for a Santoku.

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    5  Product Review, July 31, 2013
    Posted By: Erik P - verified customer

    I ordered the Richmond Artifex
    Santoku for my wife,since she really liked the design of the Wusthoff Santoku. To say the least she was was in love with this knife from the first use. She said that it was more comfortable to hold and it cut flawlessly through all the veggies. Thank you from the both of us.Erik and Sandi.

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