This is a fine knife that can be used successfully in either a home setting or on a busy line in a pro kitchen. If you are new to the world of Japanese knives in general, or Carbon blades in particular, the Fujiwara Carbon Gyuto is a great place to start.
The blade is forged from SK-4 high carbon steel. This is a commonly used alloy that takes a very good edge. Maintaining and renewing that edge are relatively easy, especially as compared to harder stainless blades. However the steel is very reactive and will require the user to exercise care in keeping the blade dry between uses. Forcing a patina, an easy job, is recommended to aid in keeping corrosion at bay.
The blade is ground fairly thin and has an asymmetrical edge. It measures a slender 2.1mm at the heel which continues almost all the way to the distal taper ends at the sharp point. The profile is neither flat or full bellied. Just about average for this type of knife. Blade height is fairly average at almost 44mm. So itís a comfortable knife for both rockers and push/pullers.
This is a very versatile knife with many premium attributes offered at an incredibly friendly price.
Weight 6.0 ounces
Blade Length: 210 mm (8.25")
Overall Length: 330 mm (13")
Thickness at Heel: 2.1 mm
Blade Height: 43.6 mm
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