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Looking for another funayuki

Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:40 pm

A couple of months ago I bought a Yamashin Funayuki. After using it frequently, I have quickly fallen in love with the funayuki profile. My Yamashin is 165mm and i think I want something a little larger for bigger tasks. Maybe in the 210 range?

Can anyone recommend a nice knife with a funayuki profile? I'm looking for something with better fit an finish than the Yamashin (which is about as bare bones as it gets in terms of the handle and F&F). Trying to stay under $200 if possible.

I'm sure people will recommend MC's... are they worth the money?

Thanks!

Re: Looking for another funayuki

Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:42 pm

Oh and to be clear, I'm talking only about a funayuki profile, not the thick, one sided traditional style

Re: Looking for another funayuki

Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:48 pm

Worth is hard to judge for other people. I've never heard anyone say MC's knives cut poorly though. :)

I don't think you'll get a 210mm MC funayuki for $200 though. And besides that, to get even close you'd have to get his SFGZ series which would be nicer F&F wise than the Yamashin, but not by much.

Not many knives actually listed as a funayuki actually. More than anything it refers to a narrow gyuto often times.

Knives like the Konosuke Gyuto/Funayuki are this way.

Re: Looking for another funayuki

Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:10 pm

Thanks Adam

It appears you are correct... Carter's of that size are pretty expensive.

I've been enamored by the Kono HD Funy/Gyuto for a while. I might just wait for that to come back in stock. It will give me time to save up and try to convince the girlfriend that its an "essential" purchase :D

Re: Looking for another funayuki

Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:50 am

A good choice, and it is essential.

Re: Looking for another funayuki

Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:59 pm

I strongly prefer a deeper blade on a 150-160mm knife, too -- and have been ogling the Carters for a while. For its length, the Yamashin is even deeper than a lot of the Carters, and closer to a lot of 210mm gyutos. I'd think that one of the Konosukes would suit you very nicely.

Re: Looking for another funayuki

Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:02 pm

DUSSEAU <> I fell interested with the Kono Funa upon researching her dimesnsions, but fell in love with her after cutting with her. I bought the 240 a year ago, and have since bought and sold one more custom. I enjoyed her so much I custom ordered her in 210 & lobbied for the 270 in May. The production 270 arrived about a month ago, and the custom 210 w/oversized wa arrived 3 days ago... :mrgreen: It's worth the 10 month wait.

For a little while, at least, I have the only one on the planet, but I know after Mark saw the knife... there's no way he's not going to lobby for it standard production. Its awesome... I like the profile more in 210, then in 240, then in 270. I have them all.

Here's the new 210 & 270...
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Re: Looking for another funayuki

Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:43 pm

MELAMPUS <> Thanks for the side by side pics. Very helpful. The 210 looks like exactly what I'm looking for. Decision made. Now the wait begins...

Re: Looking for another funayuki

Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:45 pm

I think Konosuke (and Mark) could fill another niche with a 180mm version -- same funayuki tip profile, and something down around 38-40mm at the heel. Their petty is very slender, so it doesn't really appeal to me.

Re: Looking for another funayuki

Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:01 pm

I'm going to ask yamashin and goko if they can do a 210 with that same general profile. Maybe do a 180mm as well. There are some others that might do them as well such as moritaka. I'll try and get the ball rolling on these. It's a really nice general shape for a go to kitchen knife.
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