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Funayuki Profile

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...

Re: Funayuki Profile

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.

Re: Funayuki Profile

Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:04 am

Very well put Melampus!!

:)

Re: Funayuki Profile

Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:31 pm

Exactly what I needed to know.. thanks a lot guys!

Re: Funayuki Profile

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:20 pm

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Re: Funayuki Profile

Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:39 am

.....hehehe....

Yeah, I simply love the Funayuki profile.

:)

Re: Funayuki Profile

Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:40 pm

...simply loveImage
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