Hankotsu - Blue Lightning Kirinite - AEB-L Stainless Steel

An American made Hankotsu, this is our interpretation of the Japanese butcher knife, which is excellent for whole animal butchery, especially deboning and trimming. This blade's initial beveling is 90/10 for the purpose of cutting protein away from the bone with more accuracy. We’ve re-designed the handle, emphasizing the hook at the bottom for better control and a more secure grip. It is uniquely designed to be gripped in 2 ways, allowing for an additional top handed grip for cuts requiring more of a pulling and stabbing action. The clean and sleek profile of this knife makes it feel like an extension of your arm.

Town Cutler knives are handmade in our San Francisco location.  Each knife is ground to perfection and hand finished. The AEB-L steel has been heat treated to 62 Rockwell and cryogenically frozen to ensure a fine edge that holds it's sharpness.   

* Our standard hankotsu knives are meant for right handed use, but we custom make ones for left-handed users.

Additional Information


AEB-L Stainless Steel w/ Brushed Finish


Blue and Yellow Kirinite with Nickel Silver Bolster


Brass Loveless

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