Skip to product information
1 of 3

Kanehide

Kanehide Bessaku Left-Handed Honesuki Kaku 150mm Rosewood Handle

Regular price
$62.07 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$62.07 USD
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Description

What kind of knife is this?

This is a Semi stainless steel knife. Semi stainless is in between carbon steel and stainless steel, not enough chromium content to be fully stainless but much less fast in oxidising than carbon steel. You can expect semi stainless to be easier in use than carbon, it will oxidise but in a more controlled way than carbon steel. It will in most cases sharpen easier than stainless and responds better to touch ups. It is however still important to store your knife dry and clean, wipe it dry now and again when using, never let it air-dry after washing, no dishwasher and avoid extremely hard products like frozen foods or bones ect.

The Honesuki is a Japanese style butchery knife used for breaking down and deboning poultry and lager cuts of meat. The honesuki Kaku in functionality leans more towards (but not only!) poultry filleting while the Maru version works better with other meats and lacks a bit of efficiency for poultry, mainly due to the lack of heel which on the Kaku is used to cut trough cartilage. Please pay close attention to the hand orientation of each individual knife as the Honesuki ofter has an asymmetric geometry. 

Care Instructions

This is a Semi stainless steel knife. Semi stainless is in between carbon steel and stainless steel, not enough chromium content to be fully stainless but much less fast in oxidising than carbon steel. You can expect semi stainless to be easier in use than carbon, it will oxidise but in a more controlled way than carbon steel. It will in most cases sharpen easier than stainless and responds better to touch ups. It is however still important to store your knife dry and clean, wipe it dry now and again when using, never let it air-dry after washing, no dishwasher and avoid extremely hard products like frozen foods or bones ect.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Kanehide 兼秀
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Profile: Honesuki Kaku
Size: 150mm
Steel Type: Semi Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono Unclassified (Semi Stainless Steel)
Handle: Rosewood Western
Total Length: 268mm
Edge Length: 150mm
Handle to Tip Length: 150mm
Blade Height: 37mm
Thickness: 2.2mm
Handle Length: 116mm
Weight: 138g
Hand Orientation: Left-Handed
Hardness: 60±1HRC