Sakai Kikumori Nihonko Honesuki Kaku
Honesuki Kaku knives are designed for breaking down chickens and poultry. The extra height at the heel allow for push cuts and the tip is thin allowing for careful work when de-boning. Sakai Kikumori’s Nihonko series have a carbon mono-steel blade and a comfortable western style handle. Ease of sharpening and good edge life make these knives an excellent all-around value.
**Extra care is required with carbon steel. No soaking or dishwashers! Dry well in between uses to avoid rust. Blade will develop a patina (discoloration) with normal use.
**While this knife is designed for tough use, do not pry or twist the edge when using to avoid damage.
Blade Material: SK carbon steel
Handle Material: Pakka wood
Hardness: 63 HRC
Blade Length: 5.75" (146mm)
Overall Length: 10.5" (267mm)
Height at Heel: 1.4" (36mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .11" (2.8mm)
Weight: 5.8 oz (162 grams)
Sakai Kikumori is the flagship brand of Kawamura Hamono, producing top quality Japanese and Western style kitchen knives in Sakai, one of the oldest knife making centers in Japan. They have been producing knives since the 1920’s and have maintained long standing relationships with some of the best blacksmiths and blade grinders in Sakai.