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A funayuki is a traditional village-style knife, this with an upgraded handle.
Blade is Iron-clad #2 blue paper (aogami) steel with a wedge grind.
Wa handle is octagonal wenge with oak ferrule
Kyouhei Shindou is a blacksmith in Tosa, Japan. They have made knives for over 60 years
Solid performer for the price!
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.