The Richmond Fanatic 2 is my third knife and is a Chinese-style cleaver with similar profile and grind to the popular CCK1303 but with AEB-L stainless steel hardened to HRC 61. We made two improvements to the Fanatic #2. First, we made the knife with less belly. Second we improved the machi area and filled it out better. We also updated the logo with a new mark engraved into the blade. The steel used is the same and is ideal for cleavers.
AEB-L 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. I designed this cleaver to be thin, hard, and stainless with a nice distal taper, convex blade grind and 50/50 V edge at 15 degrees. The octagonal handle is made from walnut. The blades are made with our partner Lamson and Goodnow in the USA.
Edge Angle: 15 degrees
Logo: Laser Engraved
Blade Edge: 8.2" or 210mm
Overall Length: 13.5" or 340mm
Blade Height: 3.5" or 90mm
Blade Manufactured by Lamson & Goodnow
Weight: 13.4 oz
Spine/Heel Thickness 2.8mm
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