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Fernandez or M390 Artifex

Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:15 pm

Hi,
I am interested in a 210mm to 230mm chefs knife and came across two that I like. The Richmond Artifex M390 but would like to know to weight and what kind of steel it is. Is it AEB-L? I've heard good things about the lasers and wasn't sure if that knife is a laser or not.

I also like the Shaun Fernandez 230 gyuto in maple burl but also wanted to know about the weight. I particularly like to imperfections of the handle, will that model look identical to the picture?

Thanks for your help, I just want some more specs and your personal opinion of which is a better knife at $200.

Thanks,
Tim
Ps I bought a tojiro western deba and love it.

Re: Fernandez or M390 Artifex

Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:19 pm

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the deba purchase. I'm glad you like it. :)

Try Shaun's knife. I like his design and he does gorgeous handles on them. I should have more coming after the weekend so check back and there will be several to choose from.
The cocobolo ones are in stock and they are not pictured for each one. The custom handles are so you should be getting what is in the photo.

My knife has really good and abrassion resistant steel so it's popular with steel fanatics that want to try M390.
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