Tosa Azuma Syusaku Shirogami #2 Funayuki kuroishi (fish knife), 165 mm -Light -SKU: 41119
Tosa Azuma Syusaku Funayuki,
This Japanese fish knife has a core of Japanese Shirogami # 2 carbon steel with a protective layer (Sanmai) on the outside. This double-sided sharpened knife has a black (Kurochi) protective layer. This knife is completely forged by hand in a small forge in Tosa. The blade is very thin and sharpened manually and has no thickening, which makes grinding very easy.
- Blade length: 165 mm
- Total length: 315 mm
- Weight: 144 grams
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Shirogami # 2 steel "white paper steel" (non-stainless) with 2 layers of softer steel on the outside and black Kurochi protective layer.
- Hardness: 63 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Oval Honoki (Magnolia) wood and black plastic head
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Tosa are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.
There are no wooden sayas available for this knife.
What are Funayukis?
Funayuki is a broad classification of knives that can refer to a range of different design features. Originally, the funayuki was designed as a multifunctional knife for use on fishing boats. Nowadays, the way the term is used depends on the knife maker and how they choose to design and market their knives. Various characteristics that have funayukis in common are: a fairly flat blade profile with relatively little belly; a short, handy size; and the knife can be single sided or not. In general, these knives are great additions or replacements for the gyuto or chef's knife like a centipede in the kitchen. Many funayukis are for preparing fish, just like a deba or a yanagiba. Users interested in these knives should read the product descriptions carefully to make sure, given the huge variety of designs, that the knife they are looking at is suitable for the intended application.