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Artifex santoku question

Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:43 pm

I just ordered the Richmond Artifes Santoku. I assume it is beveled 15 degrees on both sides, but i wondered if it has a double bevel, and what the angle of the other bevel is.

Eric

Re: Artifex santoku question

Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:48 pm

Hi Eric,

Usually the term double bevel means the knife edge is ground on both sides. The santoku you bought is ground this way more or less evenly on both sides. I instruct the factory to do the edges at about 15 degrees but they're done by hand on a belt sander so they can vary a little from knife to knife and from operator to operator. Also, it's common to have a little more ground on the last side that is sharpened but these are tiny differences.
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