What many consider to be the best line of knives for an introduction to Japanese steel, the FKM series from Fujiwara Kanefusa is made from Molybdenum/Vanadium stainless steel. With an HRC rating of 58-59, this steel holds a razor sharp edge. Equipped with black Pakka wood handles and stainless steel bolsters, these knives are exceptionally well balanced. They provide unparalleled performance at this price point and are one our most recommended lines. The 240mm Gyuto is the most popular sized knife amongst our professional cooks. It provides the perfect length when cutting large amounts of produce or meats.
If you are new to Japanese knives this is great beginners knife very nimble knife,easy to sharp and a great price
By: Lenny D
Excellent value for the $. Great intro to Japanese chefs knives.
Light weight,well balanced,very nimble,comfortable handle,sharpens easily (even without proper whetstones),will take a great edge,70/30 bevel makes it seem even sharper.
Fit and finish is very good but not perfect.
A definite improvement in overall feel,sharpness,and ability to keep that sharpness compared to my previous western knives.
If you have decent knife skills this knife will allow you to be much faster than the heavy western chefs knives you may be used to.
Overall very happy with the purchase as I was looking for a true value introduction to Japanese knives,and can only imagine what the knives twice this price are like.
By: charlie serg
new york city
First off I want to thank! Mark for the prompt service. The knife is very light for a 240mm gyuto and has a nice profile now what surprised me most is that it was sharp but not scary sharp out the box like my global G-16 but I’m sure that once is sharpened on some water stones it will be a laser,I believe before spending some serious cash on something more high end newbies should start with this great Japanese starter knife not to say a pro wouldn’t use this but for learning sharpening techniques this is the way to go...
By: Mark L
Fujiwara 240mm Gyuto
Nice handle,comfortable grip,big enough for a large hand. The fit and finish is good,though not as refined as the high end Shun’s. Sharpness out of box is ok,didn’t test it on any food,but I will guess it’s about 15 degree per side. Not scary sharp,but should be very workable.
Personally,the handle is a hair bigger than I hoped,and 240mm is actually a bit too long for me. I am more inclined to a 210mm as I think I want a more nimble knife to work with. For dispatching large amount of food though,the 240mm will work well.
Eventually I returned the knife. The customer service is very good. I have no complaints. Mark Richmond is helpful.
San Gabriel ca
awesome knife! sharpness ootb was amazing. thank you mark for all your help.
This is my first Japanese knife. After reading through countless reviews I chose this one and I love it so far. It came very sharp OOTB with what I believe is a 70/30 bevel. It’s balanced perfectly right by the bolster. Great price for a great knife!