If you seek a knife that has character and history written all over it, then this fun and functional butcher knife could be the one for you.
Made with a semi stainless steel that is hardened to 61HRC, the Kanehide TK “Forgecraft” Butcher Knife is modeled after that famous bull nosed meat processing blade. We commissioned these knives over a year ago and we could not be happier with the results. It is easy to maintain and even easier to sharpen. In fact, we think it is one of the nicest semi stainless steels to put on the stones. It is not fully stainless, so you should exercise some care in cleaning and drying the blade between uses.
The profile is classic bull nose butcher and it features a nice tapered spine. The convexing of the face is really well done and it is slightly biased to the right. However, the edge is a symmetrical 50/50, so all users will be happy with this.
The fit and finish of both blade and rosewood handle is quite amazing given its price point. It is never easy spending large amounts of money on specialty blades so this classic butcher knife represents a wonderful opportunity to get into a very specialized but useful knife at a really affordable price.
I really enjoy this knife. It's great for the price, very comfortable in my big hands. One thing i wish is that the blade could be a touch longer. Beautiful edge right out of the box. I love this knife.