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 Post subject: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:00 am 

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I had posted earlier about choosing a hankotsu and got very good advice but the best advice I got came from chefwatson when he suggested getting a honesuki instead. I really like the looks of the hankotsu but after thinking about it and observing how I cut up chicken I realized that a honesuki is a better choice for me.
I'm right handed, will be doing mostly chicken. I can sharpen and I prefer Japanese style handles but in my price range that isn't an option. I'm not concerned with single or double bevel or stainless. I started with a long list and have spent days cutting it down to these 3 and now I'm stuck. Ready to pull the trigger but can't decide. Opinions appreciated. + and - of each or just the one you hate or love.

Fujiwara FKM Stainless Boning 145mm
Richmond Artifex Honesuki 165mm
Tojiro DP Honesuki Boning Knife 150mm

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/fufkmbo14.html
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http://www.chefknivestogo.com/todputkn15.html


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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:07 am 
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Richmond Artifex Honesuki 165mm because of the longer length and AEB-L steel. Just my .02



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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:32 am 

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Thanks Jeff. I don't know much about steel, what is the advantage of the AEB-L steel?


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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:02 am 
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Rol - some info from the forums on steels:

compare-aeb-l-vs-vg10-t2295.html?hilit=aeb%20l%20vs%20vg%2010
post22715.html?hilit=aeb%20l%20vs%20vg%2010#p22715

I agree with Jeff B.


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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:04 am 
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AEB-L is stainless, easy to sharpen and takes a great edge. It has good edge retention also. Best steel of the three knives you listed.



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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:11 am 

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Rally? Cool, sounds good, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:54 am 
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I agree. I had a Tojiro DP Honesuki and it was OK, but nothing special. The Artifex Honesuki has much nicer steel and a nice Western handle on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:08 am 

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Thanks Taz, appreciate the input.


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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:17 am 
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No problem! FYI, they can be converted to a Wa handle, not sure what your budget is though.


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 Post subject: Re: Honesuki which would you not choose
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:36 am 

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You mean as part of the purchase? Mark does it? Money is tight but it might be worth it.


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