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Not all blacksmiths dreamt of being a blacksmith. Hokkaido born Kyohei Shindo however, dreamt of being a blacksmith from a young age and accomplished just that by opening up his own shop in Tosa city, in Kōchi prefecture by age 32.
His knives are characterized by having a tapering spine yet incredibly thin cutting edge, and a Tosa lacquered kurouchi finish. For the price, the out of box edge and performance of a knife like this is seldom beat.
Funayuki, a knife once developed to be the only knife fishermen needed on a boat. Today's modern approach has a few changes to its initial conception. It is now a more delicate knife, meaning the spine is thinner than what it used to be so we don't advise filleting a fish with it.
What it does have going for it though is a very aggressive pointed tip like a bunka, which then gently slopes back towards the spine like a santoku. A great knife choice for cutting carrots with minimal wedging or if you're simply in the mood for a bit of a hybrid between a santoku and a bunka.
Brand: Kyohei Shindo
Knife Smith: Kyohei Shindo
Sharpener: Kyohei Shindo
Line: Warikomi hand forged
Core Steel: Blue #2 (Aogami #2)
Cladding: Soft Iron (reactive)
Blade Length: 168mm
Overall Length: 310mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 4.4mm
Blade Height: 47.5mm
Handle: Circle Kayak with Plastic Ferrule
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Fantastic attention to detail- finish and grind are outstanding for the price and this steel can keep a good edge while being somewhat lower maintenance. Excellent!
This knife is screaming sharp and tall enough to do anything you need a petty or gyuto for. If i had one knife for everything this would be it. Super thin and sharp as heck!