Tosa Tadayoshi 165mm Funayuki Aogami 1 Walnut/PC

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Tosa Tadayoshi 165mm Funayuki Aogami 1 Walnut/PC

Brand: Tosa
Smith: Tadayoshi
Producing Area: Shikoku Island, Japan
Profile: Funayuki
Size: 165mm
Steel Type: Aogami 1
Steel: Carbon
Handle: Walnut/PC
Total Length: 307mm
Handle Length: 130mm
Handle to Tip Length: 177mm
Blade Height: 45mm
Edge Length: 165mm
Thickness: 3.34mm
Weight: 118g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous

Free forged knives vary slightly

Hand forged knives from the Tosa area of Shikoku Island, Japan's least populated island with a long history of smithing. Shikoku's thick forests, agriculture and fisheries have led to a local style of smithing that is characterized by rustic free forged knives and tools. Many Tosa knives are ryoba style; forged and ground symmetrically and are suitable for both right and left hand users.

Please note, these can have cosmetic scratches or small imperfections in handles which will not impede the performance of the knife. This is par for the course on these knives and is part of how they sell them for a very reasonable price. We have been very happy with the quality for the price and their old style country feel.

Funayuki are symmetrical ryoba ground san mai knives, forged and ground thin for vegetables and boneless proteins.

This is a reactive carbon steel. It should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the knife is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.

These knifes come from the maker with lacquer on the blade for corrosion protection during shipping. It can be removed using acetone or lacquer thinner (follow manufacturers instructions for use).

We can remove the lacquer prior to shipping for $10. Enter "Please remove lacquer" in the +Special Instructions on the Cart page and you will be invoiced separately via email. This could delay shipping by up to 5 days and won't be shipped until payment is made.

 

This is a carbon steel knife. Carbon steel is expected to develop a dark patina with use. It needs to be hand washed and dried immediately after use. Do not air dry. Do not put it in the dishwasher. Long exposure to moisture and debris will result in rust. Any rust development should be removed with a light abrasive.

Twisting, scraping, and heavy use, as well as use on hard and very dense objects can lead to edge damage. Use on a quality wooden cutting board will help the knife stay sharper for longer. Use on hard surfaces like plates and bamboo will reduce the edge life and can result in edge damage. Special attention needs to be taken to prevent edge damage. Scraping, twisting and forceful as well as using on hard or very dense foods can result in chipping.

We recommend hand sharpening on whetstones. We have found that most Japanese knives perform best at a finer finish starting around 4000. Avoid pull through sharpeners and non-water cooled mechanized sharpening. Ceramic honing rods are preferred.

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