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Yamashin White #1 Funayuki 165mm
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Yamashin White #1 Funayuki 165mm

Item #: YS-FY165W-OW

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews)

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Our Price: $90.00
Yamashin White #1 Funayuki 165mm. This authentic Japanese traditional kitchen knife line features hand-forged double-layer white-paper steel blade (white #1) but is very reasonably priced. These are every day kitchen knives that many good cooks love to use in Japan. They sharpen really well and hold a nice edge. The grinds on these knives for the money are impressive which makes them a great overall value. If you've never tried a good Japanese knife and don't want to spend a ton of money these would be an excellent choice. Care for carbon steel knives is simple. Just wipe them dry after you use them and don't let water or acid linger on the blade. The knife will patina over time adding to the great rustic look of these knives. This knife has a very nice upgraded walnut handle that is light years better than the ho wood ones that came before.

  • Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 165 mm (6.5")
  • Overall Length: 300 mm (11.75")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.0 mm
  • Blade Height: 46 mm
  • Walnut Octagonal Handle
  • Black Pakkawood Ferrule

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      DIY Knife, January 6, 2023
    Posted By: Eddy

    If you are expecting a high end knife, you will be disappointed. The blade isn't straight. The spine is angled to one side, and the blade is asymmetrical. The corners on the spine and choil are sharp (even the corners that were beveled, which I should mention are not symmetrical). There are ugly grinding scars that were not removed (not rustic Tosa style marks, but just plain sloppy work). The knife also arrived with a full 1/10, Dull As Crap sharpness level on the actual blade edge.

    But having said all that, the knife remains a decent value for the price. The handle itself is good, and the blade edge is straight and with an okay primary grind. As long as you have the skills to manage the rough edges (haha) yourself, the knife can be turned into a nice performer. It's a solid, cheap, DIY knife.

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      Great Service & Knives, January 1, 2020
    Posted By: David - verified customer


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      Great Knife, September 17, 2019
    Posted By: David Forbes - verified customer


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      Great all purpose knife and great value., July 18, 2019
    Posted By: StiffArm

    This is one of the first Japanese carbon steel knives I have tried and I absolutely love it. The brief video review states that the lacquer coating also covers the edge but I suspect that was not the case with my knife. Right OOTB the edge could shave arm hair so I was very satisfied with that, although I still worked it a little on a Shapton 5k. I have large hands, most XL gloves are too small, and the height of the blade gives enough knuckle clearance when chopping--close but it's enough. With a pinch grip the knife seems to disappear into my hand and become an extension of my fingers. F&F is pretty good but I will put some epoxy or wax on the ferrule to seal it tighter. The ferrule to handle transition is very smooth. I selected this knife in particular due to its relatively flat profile combined with a nicely tapered tip for detail work. The blade is very stout and not at all thin but is still capable of some delicate slicing, but definitely not a "laser". I was able to get some pretty thin onion slices and it handled carrots with ease but wedged a little. All in all this knife seems like an incredible value and I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I am new to carbon steel and whetstone sharpening so perhaps a more experienced or professional user might find flaws I overlook, but if you are looking to buy your first carbon steel knife and/or get into sharpening then this is a fine candidate.

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      Nice knife for the $$, July 12, 2016
    Posted By: ryan - verified customer

    I picked this up for my girlfriend and for home use. The knife could use some thinning to bring out more performance, but the stock handle feels really nice and it takes a keen edge with ease. I like the profile, and find the tip far more useful than a santoku. Rather reactive, which I don't mind for home use, and less so than the Tojiros I've used. Worth a look for sure.

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      Product Review, July 10, 2016
    Posted By: Jason - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I was looking for a short blade with a point and something I could practice sharpening on without being too worried I would ruin a piece of art. This fitted the bill perfectly. As mentioned in another post, the edge was alright out of the box but introducing it to some whetstones definitely brought out the white

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