About the Shape - The Honesuki is a Japanese style boning knife. Originally designed for poultry and small animals like rabbit, it excels for many larger butchering and fish filleting work. It has a relatively thick heel for scraping meat from bones, and a thinner tip for precise cuts. You don't want to force this knife through bone, but it's perfect for cutting through cartilage and tendons.
About Fujimoto Nashiji - The Fujimoto Nashiji achieves a great balance in knife making; extremely high performance, along with minimal maintenance. The Aogami #2 (#2 blue Steel) carbon steel core of the blade has been clad (wrapped) in stainless steel. This allows you to get the performance of traditional high-carbon steel, but only the edge of the knife requires the extra attention and drying that carbon steel asks of you, not the whole knife. This type of construction is our favourite type of knife construction because it gives a long lasting edge and also easier maintenance than a full-carbon steel knife.
The finish on this line is called nashiji, named for its resemblance to the skin of an Asian pear. The scorched chestnut handles offer a classic rustic look, and the scorched finish on the wood lends durability to the handle.