This is a thicker bladed knife designed for making light work of poultry so boning that chicken, duck or pheasant is a breeze.
The honesuki is a Japanese boning knife with a triangular shaped tip and a significantly thicker blade than most other knives. The Honesuki is designed to make short work of boning chicken, pheasant, duck or any other poultry you're working on.
At a glance
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The technical bits
- Blade length 155 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 300 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 3 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 40 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 102 grams
- Blade Material VG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 60-62 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Japanese
- Tang Style Half
- Left or right handed Both
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What You Get
Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while you're not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
What is a knife?
A Japanese boning knife for meat and poultry - the honesuki is typically quite thick along the spine and with a very sharp and pointed tip it's designed to get in and around bones and joints to strip out your cuts of meat easily.
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