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Hatsukokoro Kurouchi Honesuki 150 mm
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Hatsukokoro Kurouchi Honesuki 150 mm
Hatsukokoro Kurouchi Honesuki 150 mm
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Hatsukokoro Kurouchi Honesuki 150 mm

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$224.95
Yoshimi Kato Butcher 160mm
Yoshimi Kato Butcher 160mm
Yoshimi Kato Butcher 160mm
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Yoshimi Kato Butcher 160mm

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$319.95
Masahiro MV-H Honesuki 145 mm
Masahiro MV-H Honesuki 145 mm
Masahiro MV-H Honesuki 145 mm
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Masahiro MV-H Honesuki 145 mm

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$224.95
Masahiro MV-H Flexible Boning Knife 165 mm
Masahiro MV-H Flexible Boning Knife 165 mm
Masahiro MV-H Flexible Boning Knife 165 mm
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Masahiro MV-H Flexible Boning Knife 165 mm

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HONESUKI (BONING KNIFE)


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HONESUKI

Deciding on a new knife is not an easy task, with so many options to choose from, how on earth do you know what knife is "the one". We spend most of our time searching for the best Japanese knives available so you can rest assured that once you have found a knife that meets your criteria, it will exceed  your expectations. 

 

BENEFITS AND VERSATILITY OF THE HONESUKI 

The Honesuki was designed specifically for poultry butchery but it can be used for a wide variety of butchery tasks. Though we would not recommend cutting through bone with any Japanese knife, because the honesuki has a thicker spine and is generally a little thicker behind the edge, they are less likely to suffer damage if you nick a bone by accident. The "reverse tanto" or "K-tip" is also great for getting in and around joints and bones and gives the nice a unique aesthetic. 

 

COMMON USES OF THE HONESUKI 

As we stated above, the Honesuki was designed for poultry butchery and it sure is great at breaking down whole chickens. It's great at many other butchery tasks as well though! Cutting up barbeque ribs, breaking down large primal cuts and trimming up a tenderloin are just some of the many tasks the Honesuki can handle. 

 

ALTERNATIVES TO THE HONESUKI 

The Honesuki, while a verstaile butchery knife, is not particularly adept at any other tasks. For this reason, if you're looking for a knife that can handle some butchery work but also vegetable prep we would recommend considering a Petty knife. Maybe you're looking for a knife specific to fish butchery? If that's the case, check out a Deba!

 

TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR FIRST HONESUKI 

While it can be tempting to purchase a Honesuki based purely on aesthetics (I should know, I've done it once or twice), We would highly recommend considering a few factors before making a decision. Japanese knives are made from a variety of steel types which can impact their maintenance requirements. Knives made from carbon steel can and will rust if not properly maintained, while knives made from stainless steel will remain rust free. All of our knives have their steel type and care instructions listed on the product page so you can make a better informed decision. You can also check out our Knife Maintenance blog post here