A very sharp knife due to its thin blade, it slices through food with incredible ease but beware, it does need extra care in use to avoid damaging the cutting edge.
A versatile all round knife, the Funayuki style of knife was traditionally used on Japanese fishing boats to prepare meals at sea and perform a range of cleaning and prep jobs. In Japan, typically only executive chefs are permitted to use this style of knife because the thin blade can easily chip in less skilled hands. Go steady with it!
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length165mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length315mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width4mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height44mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight120 grams
- Blade materialBlue Steel cutting edge, laminated in Blue SteelThis knife steel has some special care instructions, learn more.
- Handle styleJapanese
- Tang styleHalf
- Left or right handedBoth
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What you get with the knife
A textured shiny black box, lined with red card and the knife name in Japanese along the top. Each knife is hand packed in Japanese newspaper from the day it was completed which we feel gives a very nice authentic tone.
All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.
What is a Chef knife?
The most important and frequently used knife in your kitchen. Versatile enough to take on 90% of the cutting work in your home or the pro kitchen. To any chef this knife is like an extra limb.
You can read more about Chef knives.
Still need some advice choosing the right knife?
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