Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:00 pm
Can someone tell me a little bit about the blade profile of a funayuki gyuto? What are the pros/cons of the profile as compared to a regular gyuto?
I've had my eye on the Kono HH 240 gyuto but it's currently out of stock. The Kono HH Funayuki gyuto caught my eye today...
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:04 am
DUSSEAU <> A Funayuki is traditionally designed as boat knife. The Konosuke Funayuki you are looking at has a flatter belly then the Konosuke Gyuto you are comparing it to. This design leaves less height at its tip third of the blade. It creates more of a point, theoretically to pierce fish. I find it allows a finer precision with tip work, and the lesser amount of metal creates a lighter knife. Only 5 grams in your example, but the taper of the knife overall is simply more nimble, as would be necessary on a boat.
The Funayuki's flatter belly is more appropriate for a push or pull cutting style. If you rock your knife back and forth on the belly, the concensus is that a gyuto is more appropriate. You can still rock on a Kono Funa profile, but its not as suited as the deeper radius belly of the Gyuto is.
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:04 am
Very well put Melampus!!
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:31 pm
Exactly what I needed to know.. thanks a lot guys!
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:20 pm
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Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:39 am
Yeah, I simply love the Funayuki profile.
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:40 pm
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