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High quality knife for deboning meat

Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:06 pm

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> Hi,
> I'm looking to purchase a high-end hand-made Japanese chef knife. Preferably a knife best to butcher/de-bone meat. I'm looking for something unique. I'm willing to spend a reasonable sum accordingly.
> Do you have any suggestions?
> Thank you,
> M

Re: High quality knife for deboning meat

Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:06 pm

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> Hi M,
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> I can help. Just answer these questions so I can narrow it down for you and give you a recommendation that will work for you.
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> 1. Are you right handed?
no, left-handed
> 2. What type of knife are you interested in (gyuto, nakiri etc..)
de-boning, butchering (not a sandoku)
> 3. What size knife are you looking for?
medium to large
> 4. Do you prefer carbon or stainless steel?
either is fine
> 5. Do you prefer a western handle or a Japanese handle?
Japanese
> 6. How much did you want to spend?
$250-500
> 7. Do you know how to sharpen?
I do, but I haven't done it in quite some time

Re: High quality knife for deboning meat

Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:12 pm

This knife popped into my mind as I read your answers. Takeda makes great knives and this Hankotsu is a traditional Japanese boning knife. They are typically single sided but he does his knives neutral so it will work perfectly for you.

If you're just getting into hand made Japanese knives I can't think of a better place to start than with Shosui's knives. He's a great smith and runs a really good blacksmith operation.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/taho15.html

Re: High quality knife for deboning meat

Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:13 pm

There are a few other sizes and styles that he does that also might interest you. The Mioroshi and the Banno Bunka are both fun and would most likely work for you.

Re: High quality knife for deboning meat

Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:57 pm

M <> Hand made by one of the premier blade smiths on the planet. There are 3 left of this unique Hankotsu <link>. It is double-bevel for you, a lefty, and has a quasi octagonal handle. The Hankotsu profile is much more versatile than the bird processor, the Honesuki.

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