Tosho x Funaki White #2 Kurouchi Petty 190mm Urushi Rattan Wrap Handle (Ivan Polished)
These White #2, burnt Urushi Kurouchi kitchen knives are made by a blacksmith in Kyoto named Yoshihiro Funaki. When Tosho Knife Art’s co-founder, Ivan Fonseca, first came across these knives, he was very impressed with Funaki-sans’s attention to detail, steel treatment, as well as his burnt Urushi Kurouchi which has a deep black, ink-like finish.
Ivan wanted to sharpen and polish them to further bring out the potential of the steel character and details, in both the soft iron cladding and core steel.
Ivan and Funaki-san decided to work together to produce these unique knives for Tosho Knife Arts. We hope that the combination of Funaki-san’s masterful blacksmithing skills and Ivan’s renowned sharpening brings joy to the owners of these knives.
We are very excited for everyone to experience the artistry from this Kyoto-Duo, and we would love to hear your thoughts!
A petty (utility) knife probably gets used most often after your all-purpose knives. It can be used to cut small fruits, vegetables, and even some smaller cuts of meats (any many many more things, like cutting through plastic wrapping from a grocery trip!) If you have one, for a quick meal for two, you may just get it done without a chef's knife.
Brand: Tosho Knife Arts
Blacksmith: Yoshihiro Funaki 船木 祥啓
Producing Area: Kyoto/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Urushi Rattan Wrap Oval
Total Length: 311mm
Edge Length: 189mm
Handle to Tip Length: 197mm
Blade Height: 36mm
Handle Length: 112mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
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