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Konosuke Fujiyama knives

Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:03 pm

Are all Fujiyama knives single-bevel? I noticed a few 240mm gyuto with looks like a photo taken from a blade for left handers.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kofubl2gy24.html (B#2)
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kofuwh1gy24e.html (W#1) does the "e" after the 24 mean "left"?

Are all knives for rightie's unless mentioned otherwise?

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama knives

Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:21 pm

There's also a photo of the W#2 Nakiri with a knife for lefties.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kofuwh2na18e.html

Mark? :)

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama knives

Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:14 am

BDD <> Hope you don't mind me answering... :|

#1: No, all Fujiyamas are not Kata Ha. It seems you are assuming they are Kata Ha because you see the secondary edge on the left side. If you could see the opposite side, you would see the same bevel.

#2: The "e" represents the ebony handle on said knife.

#3: "Always" is a dangerous word. Typically, knives are 50/50 grind - suitable for lefty/righty, unless otherwise noted.
(e.g., http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kag3ya30leha.html)

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama knives

Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:33 am

Not at all Melampus. Thanks for clearing some of that up.

I suppose Kosuke figures since they are 50/50 grinds putting the Kanji on the left as opposed to the right side wouldn't matter. Maybe this is why many of the knife photos on CKTG for Kono knives show the Kanji on the left.

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama knives

Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:41 am

BDD <> I'm sure there is a logical reason for why the stamp is nearly always on the left as the Japanese have a purpose for everything they do. I assume since the majority of the planet's population is righty, they stamp where the majority will see it, but its probably not that simple.

As for why the photos show the Kanji on the left... I know it sounds like a smartass response, but... its because the Kanji IS on the left. ;) A picture of the backside clearly doesnt sell, well.

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama knives

Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:49 am

With other brands like Sakai Takayuki it's a mix. Their Demascus knives have the printing on the right (70/30 grind). But their "Grand Cheff" knives have the printing on the left. :) I was just concerned before that if I ordered some Konosuke's from CKTG that I wouldn't accidentally get a knife for lefties. No worries now knowing they are 50/50 grinds.

Ok onto other things...

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama knives

Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:27 pm

the fujiyama line definitely has a 50/50 grind? im a lefty, and if thats true it would be yet another reason why i would want one.

Re: Konosuke Fujiyama knives

Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:42 pm

Yes it's evenly ground. I always request them with 50/50 edges so lefties can use them too.
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