AUCTION - Sujihiki 305mm Honyaki 135Cr3 Rosewood & Imitation Ivory


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The reputation of French blacksmith Yanick Puig precedes him and if you have ever held his work in your hands, you will know that you have held the work of a true artist. Yanick is the kind of fanatical perfectionist that custom builds tools and machines, painting outside the lines to achieve the quality standards he desires, refusing to let the limitations of his tooling stand in the way of perfection.

Well known for outstanding fit and finish, beautiful hazy Kasumi polish and incredible cutting performance and geometry. Occasionally, Yanick also produces Honyaki knives.

Honyaki are forged from high carbon steels using a variable hardening technique that involves the application of a special clay to the spine of the blade before it is quenched. This process leaves the blade with a soft, resilient spine, a beautiful hamon (or temper line), and hard, sharp edge. Extremely challenging to produce at the best of times, some well respected blacksmiths lose up to 60% of their work, making Honyaki some of the most sort after and treasured knives amongst enthusiasts and collectors.

This beautiful piece features a 305mm blade forged in 135Cr3 carbon steel. The hamon is a beautiful wave like pattern that streaks along the top half of the blade. Finished with a satin polish the blade has an elegant soft look to it with incredibly fine alloy banding revealed in the steels surface.

The handle is a symmetrical octagonal shape in Santos Rosewood with Imitation Ivory spacer. The subtle elegance of this piece is only exceeded by the extreme cutting performance of the blade.

A stunning piece of functional art by Yanick Puig.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 305mm

Spine Heel: 4.3mm

Spine Mid: 3.13mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.3mm

Blade Height: 41mm

Weight: 219g

Cutting Edge Steel: 135Cr3

Stainless: No

HRC: 64+

Blade Construction: Honyaki

Blade Finish: Satin Polish

Grind: Flat

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Santos Rosewood, Imitation Ivory

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.

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