chefknivestogo wrote:As to the Nakiri/Usuba thing, they are pretty much the same shape except one is single bevel and never purchased here in the USA and the other is double beveled and popular.
Someone speaks from experience, it seems!
Murray Carter popularized the term Funayuki for his knives which are pretty much Gyutos, but he can call them whatever he wants, it's just a name. The only part of the name that really accurately describes his knives is "Carter". It's just as well, I suppose, because nobody uses a Funayuki. It's the kitchen knife equivalent to a spey blade on a folder.