DIY Knifemaker’s Info Center: KN34-2 Honesuki Western

KN34-2 Honesuki Western (Full Tang)

This is a smaller kitchen knife that has a fairly stiff spine that is useful for boning and general slicing. The bevel is ground on the right side only which makes it a little unusual to operate, but once one gets used to the asymmetry it become very handy.

The blade is shaped and ground from AEB-L 3/32″ which is supposed to be 0.09375″ but usually a little thicker and measures closer to 0.11″ when I check it with the caliper. The handle is made from Inkline Spalted Maple from and the bolsters are 316 stainless with 316L pins. The pattern for the KN34 is here.


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