The knives from the Fuji Narihira line are more affordable than the standard Tojiro DP series. Aside from steel difference, there is a slight difference with the handle---the Fuji Narihira series is slightly blockier compared to the standard Tojiro DP series.
I personally have the Fuji Narihira 210mm gyuto and I'd say it's a perfect knife for the price. I have no complaints with it; it has a good balance, comfortable to use, and has decent edge retention. Don't forget that this is just a ~60USD knife! Great value!
This line is indeed the "budget king" when it comes to Japanese knives.
Construction type: monosteel Steel type: stainless steel Steel: molybdenum special steel
Total length: 338mm Blade length: 212mm Blade height at heel: 44.2mm Spine thickness at handle: 1.5mm Spine thickness at heel: 1.5mm Spine thickness at middle: 1.2mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.5mm Weight: 185g
Edge/bevel: 50:50 Handle: black micarta Hand orientation: ambidextrous
starter knife #a14
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