Senzo Boning AUS-10 165mm (6.5")
The knives from Suncraft's AUS-10 series are designed for chefs (home & professional) who are looking for the best of both worlds. They have everything you want from a classic Western knife that is a little on the heavy side but easy to maintain and that feels great in your hand when you hold it by its standard bolstered and riveted handle. You also get all the characteristics of a durable blade made from high-quality Japanese steel with a thin profile and minimalist design.
Boning knife is, as its name suggests, used for separating bones from meat, deboning poultry and filleting fish. The handle and shape of the blade allow for various cutting techniques, especially for removing the meat around joints and bones.
The blade is ground on both sides (at a ratio of 50/50) and can be used by right- and left-handed users. It is made in the san mai (three layers) technique, which means that its core is made from AUS-10 steel (hardened to 59-60 HRC) and protected by two layers of softer and pliable steel that act as a protective jacket on both sides of the core and also prevent corrosion. The knife is very easy to maintain and sharpen on whetstones.
→ The AUS-10 steel is rust-resistant, easy to sharpen and very durable. It performs well, retains its edge and also holds a sharp edge.
The blade has a high polish finish (also called migaki) and features a beautiful wavy line, marking a point where different layers of steel meet and seamlessly blend into each other. The upper part of the blade bears a subtle signature of the smithy in kanji characters which translate to “Senzo”, the name of the line of these knives.
The minimalist design of the blade is nicely contrasted by the pakka wood handle in mahogany color. The pakka wood is extremely durable and wear-resistant and lends itself to a solid and comfortable grip. Suncraft made sure that this knife, while it retains a classic Western look, also packs an additional visual punch by adding three rivets and a stainless-steel bolster to create a smooth and comfortable transition between the blade and the handle.
Blade shape: Boning
Steel type: AUS-10
Blade construction: San-mai / V-edge / bevel-matte / hira migaki
Hardness (HRC scale): 59-60
Overall length: 298mm (11.7")
Blade length: 165mm (6.5")
Blade height: 20mm (0.8")
Spine thickness: 2mm (0.08")
Weight: 140g (4.9 oz)
Handle length: 120mm (4.7")
Handle type / wood: Japanese / Pakka wood
Kanji on the blade:
Location of the smithy: Seki / Gifu Prefecture / Japan
☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.
Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:
✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.
❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.
→ For more details, read our guide
on Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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Each knife comes with:
✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.
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