Honesuki Boning Knife with Curly Mango

Product Description for Honesuki Boning Knife with Curly Mango

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104349
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel surrounded by 416 stainless steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized curly mango
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steels, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This high performing honesuki will make quick work of any butchering or deboning tasks. The Honesuki, which developed in the Kanto region of Japan (greater Tokyo area), is an all-purpose boning knife. It is a strong and sturdy knife, used to cut meat away from the bone, but not a cleaver for cutting through bones. It is ideal for de-boning poultry, seafood and pork. The left side is slightly hollowed, whereas the right side as an abrupt bevel. This allows the knife to cut close to bones without biting into the bone. The thin, aggressive point makes it even capable of detail tasks where a paring knife would otherwise be used. And it makes a great general purpose utility knife with finger clearance under the handle for chopping. This knife is designed for a right-handed user.
The blade is forged from Burke's own san mai, combining a 52100 carbon steel core with 416 stainless steel cladding. The combination of a high performance carbon steel core and stainless sides also provides easier care to prevent rust and oxidation. 52100 is considered by many knifemakers and knife users to be among the best steels ever used for knives. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle. Bill's name is engraved in Japanese kanji on the right side of the blade.
The handle is stabilized presentation grade curly mango wood. The handle is nicely contoured to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. The bolster is 416 stainless steel, pinned and soldered to the blade for strength and durability. The knife is perfectly balanced and extremely comfortable to hold.
Excellent work throughout! This knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite and a family heirloom.

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