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Ashi Hamono 150mm Western Honesuki maru Swedish Stainless

Ashi Hamono was established in 1948 in Sakai City Japan, a major center of traditional knife making. Ashi makes knives utilizing a one piece (rather than forge laminated 2/3 layer blade) or zenkou construction. Ashi’s Ginga line is famous for it’s thinness and precision, utilizing top quality Japanese carbon steel and Swedish stainless steel. Ashi knives have an excellent attention to detail from their forging, grinding, heat treatment and hafting.

Japanese boning knife with a narrower blade than the triangular self guarded honesuki, a honesuki maru, also called hankotsu or sakabone is a stiff boning knife made with a blade thicker than other western style Japanese knives. Honesuki maru are tough enough for breaking joints but are also nimble enough for more precise work, these are becoming very popular with butchers and chefs for their versatility and performance. Usually made right handed.

Swedish stainless steel is made from some of the worlds purest iron ore deposits resulting in a steel with a very low contaminate quantity (sulphur and phosphorus being the main ones) Ashi’s superb results with this steel are a result of exceptionally skilled smiths, careful heat treatment and an excellent hand grinding of the blade face and edge. This knife is hardened to HRC 59; a medium to soft Japanese steel hardness it has decent edge life without the brittleness associated with some harder steels, very easy to sharpen, this steel does not hold onto it’s burr. A couple of passes on a fine stone is enough to maintain a razor sharp edge.


163 grams 150mm tip to bolster 270mm overall 27mm wide at bolster
All knives sold by Bernal Cutlery include a free Japanese whetstone sharpening. For knives with a good out of the box sharpness this can either be redeemed at our shop or by mail in with our sharpening coupon and $5 return postage (we are happy to split the difference for return shipping charges). For knives with a less than perfect factory edge the free sharpening can be redeemed before leaving the shop or before shipping. Some vintage and antique knives are left unsharpened and it is not uncommon for new French knives to arrive with a very basic edge from the factory. With either vintage or French knives if you would like your free sharpening please inquire at the time of purchase.

Price : $215.00

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