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Kikuichi Elite Carbon Hankotsu 150mm
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Kikuichi Elite Carbon Hankotsu 150mm

Item #: KEC-Hankotsu

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $180.00
The hankotsu is a boning knife that has a very different profile from a honesuki. This style of knife is used to bone hanging and larger cuts of meat as opposed to the honesuki, which is employed more for processing poultry. It is a very stout and tough blade that can take on some serious boning tasks. The blade is made from SK-4 soft carbon steel which takes a really sharp edge. Returning the blade to its sharp condition is also an easy task with this steel. It has a very asymmetrical grind, almost flat on one side and quite curved on the other. So strictly speaking is better for right-handed users. But as this is a short boning knife steerage should not be an issue for left-handers.

The blade is coupled to a nicely finished black pakka wood handle attached with three rivets and a steel bolster. It is balanced to the rear of the bolster. Remember that this is a reactive steel so the knife must be kept very dry between uses. A nice patina will develop, however, which will aid in the general maintenance of the blade.

  • Weight: 5.6oz
  • Blade Length: 150mm
  • Total Length: 265mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2.32mm
  • Blade Height: 27.6mm

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      Great knife for boning, August 3, 2016
    Posted By: Derek H. - verified customer

    The knife is very well balanced. It is strong and looks like it will be my go to boning knife for years to come.

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      Product Review, December 29, 2009
    Posted By: Jeff Schriner - verified customer

    I bought this knife primarily to butcher deer, elk and other large game animals as I'm a hunter and wanted to replace my Forschner boning knives with something that was a little less flexible and held an edge better. This knife filled the bill perfectly. I boned out deer carcass without missing a beat. This knife finished the task with as good an edge as when I started! It is a carbon steel blad so you'll have to care for it, dry it and oil it until a patina develops but like any carbon knife it sharpens fast and holds an edge a long time! This is a VERY nice knife and I expect I will be using it on more game next year!

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      Product Review, September 25, 2009
    Posted By: JBroida - verified customer

    This is a knife i fell in love with immediately when i opened the box. It just has that cool factor. I initially bought it just for fun. I had expected it to be a thick and heavy boning knife. When i picked it up for the first time, i was amazed at how thin it was. It is like a petty knife rather than a boning knife. I have since been using it in place of both my honesuki and petty on a pretty regular basis. As it is carbon, it requires a little extra care, but i have found that this steel is not too reactive. And because it is carbon, edge upkeep is really fast and easy. I have put a pretty thick edge on this so it will hold up while breaking down chicken and other poultry, but you can put a much thinner edge on this and it will hold up great. Every time i pick this knife up it grows on me more and more. Is it really that great of a knife or is the cool factor: just that overwhelming? who knows... but i love this knife

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