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    Help identifying a knife

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    This was the only Japanese knife I owned until this year. Okay, I had a few Globals but they don't really count around here.

    I bought it out of interest in a Japanese grocery store about thirty years ago but it's seen very little use. This was mainly because I lived in shared houses and other folk didn't seem to understand that it needed a bit of TLC. So rather than let it rust away, I packed it away and only recently brought it back into service.

    A member of KKF identified it as a Tojiro but that's all I know. It's definitely a carbon knife, 165mm long with a heel height of 49mm. To me, it looks a little like a very thin deba profile or possibly a santoku - mind you, it was bought 20 years before I even heard the word!

    Any insights as to type of knife or its composition would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Blade shape looks more like a Funayuki, double bevel edge more typical of a Santoku.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeByA1000Cuts View Post
    Blade shape looks more like a Funayuki, double bevel edge more typical of a Santoku.
    Thanks for the insight.

    I hadn't heard of funayuki previously. Seems there's a bit of cross-over twixt funayuki and santoku although santokus are never single edged (kataba). My knife looks like a deba side on but of course it's nowhere near as thick. Also, my knife a ryoba and debas are always kataba AFAIK.

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