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Our innovative KAGAYAKI CarboNext product range uses a next generation carbon tool steel that we call “CarboNext”. Our CarboNext blades allow you to enjoy all the usual advantages of traditional high carbon steels (i.e.: Excellent edge sharpness, excellent edge retention and ease of sharpening), but they offer the additional benefit of improved rust resistance.
The blade is made of solid CarboNext special high carbon tool steel that is hardened to HRc. 59-61.
The knife features superb fit and finish, full tang construction, and comfortable Red-Sandal Wood handles that have a nice wooden texture. Its thin blade has a slow gradual taper and is finely ground, which results in excellent cutting performance and blade balance.
Since this knife offers greater rust resistance and ease of maintenance than regular high carbon steel knives, we particularly recommend CarboNext knives to first-time users of carbon steel knives. Professionals and serious amateurs will love their superb blade geometry, cutting performance and quality construction.
This new addition to our best-selling, practical “CarboNext Series”. I accidentally discovered this CarboNext Hankotsu whilst visiting the factory of our Kagayaki Cratsman Team, who have nearly 40 years of traditional knife crafting experience. Once a upon time, they were asked to make one batch of Hankotsu knives, we were glad to discover that a limited quantity of these Hankotsu knives were still available from their last batch and today we are excited to introduce the CarboNext Hankotsu Knife to our customers.
Most of the current generation of Japanese knife makers do not produce Hankotsu Blade Boning Knives any more, so these knives are becoming rare. With this unique Hankotsu blade, we believe you can truly experience the sharpness and cutting ability of our CarboNext knives.
Hankotsu knife blades are made to be sturdy and tough because their primary function is to separate meat from bones. Traditionally, the Hankotsu is used to butcher hanging carcasses and is held with the blade edge facing downwards in a reverse knife grip. The durable edge and blade of the Hankotsu knife are also very useful when breaking down fish and chicken.
About the Regular Version and ES Version
Both the Regular Version and ES Version are hand sharpened by skillful, experienced Master Craftsman, but each version has different characteristics and offers different advantages:
Knife Model: JCK Original Kagayaki CarboNext Series Hankotsu 145mm
Blade Material: CarboNext (Next generation of Carbon Tool Steel material)
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 59 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 70/30
Handle Material: Red-Sandalwood Handle
Saya Included: No.
| Hankotsu 145mm (5.7")|
Cutting edge length: 145mm (5.7")
Total Length: 255mm (10.03")
Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (0.09")
Blade Width: 29mm (1.14")
Handle Length: 108mm (4.2")
Total Weight: 107g (3.7oz)
Sorry. This knife is not available for left handed version.
Information About The Care & Maintenance of CarboNext Knives
While our CarboNext knives have better rust resistance than other plain carbon steel knives, they will discolor and rust if not cared for properly. To keep your knife in good condition, please do not leave it in wet or salty conditions for a long time. After hand washing the knife, we recommend that you carefully rinse the knife with plain warm water and dry it with a clean cloth. It is important to make sure that there is no water left between the blade tang and the handle, or bolster, because this can lead to corrosion.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
Question: Why did the Kagayaki Craftsman Team develop the CarboNext Knife Series?
From the customer’s viewpoint, Carbon steel knives can offer great sharpness, edge retention and ease of resharpening. However, Carbon steel knives can also discolor and rust easily, so they require regular care and maintenance.
From the craftsman’s viewpoint, Carbon steel materials are difficult to handle during the manufacturing process and require additional care and maintenance to be kept in good condition.
The Kagayaki Craftsman Team has always sought to make the most practical and efficient knives, which meet the needs of professionals. CarboNext steel was selected to meet these requirements and considerations. CarboNext steel knives provide the same high levels of sharpness, edge retention and ease of resharpening that common Carbon steel knives provide, however, CarboNext knives offer better rust resistance and are easier to maintain.
Very sharp, easy to grip, very handy to have when butchering really large pieces of meat
Great service arrived in New Zealand promptly. Not the most glamorous of knives, but very functional and lovely to use. Thanks JCK