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Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:14 pm

Thanks to all the great advice I got here, I've decided to
get a Kono HD 270mm gyuto. I'm now deciding between the original profile (currently sold out) and the funayuki ("new shape"). I've trolled the internet and there doesn't seem to be a lot of info on the performance of the funayuki. Anyone have any feedback they could share? If you've tried both profiles, I'd be especially interested to hear what you have to say.

Yes, I push cut.

Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:42 am

DANNY <> Funa is 1/2 a centimeter longer. I have a lot to add, but not the time...

...some tidbits
http://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2004&hilit=funayuki

http://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1521&hilit=boat

Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:05 am

Thanks melampus. Looking forward to hearing what else you have to add.

Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:47 pm

I can't honestly say that I have a "serious" desire to use one profile or the other (that sort of standard gyuto profile and that of a funayuki profile). I have both profiles and I use both profiles on a regular basis.

The funayuki profiles are lighter (less metal, so obviously) and not as wide. The tips are often more delicate as well.

The profile on the wider knives allows for more scooping ability and I often feel like I have more of a firm grip on them for some reason.

Ehhh, I don't have strong opinions one over the other.

Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:53 pm

Melampus wrote:DANNY <> Funa is 1/2 a centimeter longer.


So, the edge on the 270 funayuki is 270.5 mm?

Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:59 pm

RICK <> Still no time to reply, but my Kono 270HD Funayuki is 276mm on the edge.

Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:12 pm

MELAMPUS <> What, treating my OCD is not your top priority?

Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:06 pm

From mark:
Here are the stats on the 270 funayuki:
weight: 6oz
blade length: 277mm
total length: 440mm
spine thickness: 2.44mm
blade depth: 53.26mm

Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:56 pm

DANNY <> ;)

Just busy ITK, brother. Whenever I'm in my office, I stop in here for a sec.

It's no 300mm, but it's a big knife. Mine weighs in at 182 grams (6.4 oz), as well. They are hand made; they will vary.

Here it is in relation to a Suisin Honyaki 240mm.

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Re: Feedback on Konosuke Funayuki/"New Shape"?

Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:18 pm

Thanks melampus. Saw a long response you made in another post, so think I have the info I need now.

Thanks for all the help everyone!
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