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Zakuri 165mm Blue #1 Funayuki

  • The Zakuri 165mm Blue #1 Funayuki is a pretty cool little knife. I ordered them because I thought they would be a good alternative to a 165mm santoku. They have a little more belly and a little more blade height than a santoku would, which makes it more like a large utility knife or a small gyuto. Itäó»s a pretty light and nimble knife with a comfortable handle. Blue #1 is a great steel for knives. It has a very high carbon content, great ability to get sharp, and very good edge retention. Not too many knife makers use Blue #1 because it can be difficult to forge. The 165mm length is a comfortable size for many home cooks and pros looking for a smaller line knife. This knife polished on both sides and is not stainless, so it will patina with use. If not cared for properly, it may rust.
    • Knife Type: Specialty Knife
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Ho Wood Octagon
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 134.5mm
    • Handle Height: 25.5mm
    • Handle Width: 20.5mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 174mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 165mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.25mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 1.25mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.5mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.5mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 1.25mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 41.5mm
    • Weight: 128g

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