If you are thinking about a good new Japanese knife, at a good price, this is a screaming deal. The Fujiwara FKM-09 Gyuto 210mm is one of the best value knives on the website, and one of Mark Richmond's favourite recommendations to newcomers. This is a stainless mono-steel blade which gives this knife a beautiful aesthetic simplicity and ensures your new knife will not discolor or rust. This gyuto has a versatile shape for just about any cutting style, from rocking to slicing to chopping. It has a classic arc, with a good flat spot toward the heel of the knife and a gentle curve toward the tip. Typical of the gyuto style compared to western blades, this knife is thin at 2.2mm at the heel, with this particular knife boasting a beautiful distal taper toward the tip. The thin and pointed tip of the FKM-09 makes for impressive precision cuts and detail work. The blade height is not too tall, has a slender-sized western-style handle, and is light at 166 grams, making this knife ideal for small and medium-sized hands. The 210mm size is also great for cooks working with smaller cutting boards. This knife is exceptionally well balanced between blade and handle, and feels great using both western and pinch grips. The FKM-09 handle is made from a black Japanese pakka wood, which together with the stainless steel bolster will last the lifetime of the blade. Out of the box, the knife is quite sharp with good bite. Overall, this is an excellent, low-maintenance entry into Japanese knives!
Weight: 5.8 ounces
Blade Length: 210 mm (8.25")
Overall Length: 335 mm (13.25")
Thickness at Heel: 2.2 mm
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