The Kanehide Bessaku Honesuki 150mm is made from semi-stainless steel using mono steel construction. It is the same steel that is used in the ever-popular Kikuichi TKC line of blades. The honesuki pictured here is specially designed for processing poultry, but many use the knife for other tasks as well.
Many honesuki knives are single bevel designs, reflecting their Japanese heritage. But many are now being made with a two-sided edge, as is this example. A side effect of this double bevel is that the knife becomes more of a general-purpose petty style knife. The shape and weight allow for easy and secure in-hand work as well as being an excellent blade for creating garnishes.
Another unique aspect of this knife is that it's ground asymmetrically for better performance from the spine to the edge. The overall fit and finish of the blade and handle are a revelation given their keen pricing. The rosewood handle, in particular, is wonderfully conceived and finished.
If you are looking for a blade that will not break the bank while allowing you entry into a specialized area of kitchen cutlery, we cannot recommend the Kanehide Bessaku Honesuki 150mm highly enough!
Weight: 5.0 ounces
Blade Length: 150 mm
Overall Length: 267 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.5 mm
Left Handed Grind