6" Hankotsu - Classic

$320.00 USD

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The Japanese Hankotsu, traditionally used to butcher whole animals, is an impeccable choice for segmenting proteins and breaking joints.

Our interpretation of the Japanese-style butcher knife is excellent for whole animal butchery, especially deboning and trimming. Its 50/50 chisel-grind blade bevel cuts protein away from the bone with high accuracy, and the handle’s emphasized hook provides a more secure grip for finer control. It’s designed for traditional downward/standard and reverse/dagger grips, with a clean and sleek profile to feel like a natural extension of your arm.

Buckeye burl varies in color and grain structure and may vary from the displayed photo, as each piece of wood is unique.


Blade Length: 6 in

Steel: AEB-L Stainless Steel

Handle Material: Stabilized Buckeye Burl with Stainless Steel Bolster

Rockwell: 62

Town Cutler's original knife line with superb edge geometry and a refined fit and finish has proven the test of time. Our Classic line is razor-sharp, with blades made from AEB-L stainless steel, for when a precise and fine edge really counts. An elegant, curvaceous handle supports a wide range of grips, allowing for continuous comfort and maximum control.


Read our steel and care guides to learn how to care for your knife.

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