Furi Global is one of the leading international knife manufacturing and distributing companies. They haven't been around for as long as some other leading brands, but their consistently high-quality workmanship put them on the map pretty quickly.
Here are some of the reasons why the Furi knife set is one of the most sought after kitchen knife sets in the world.
Knives come into a lot of contact with water and strong liquids from foods such as fruit, vegetables, and meat. These can corrode the knife blade leading to unhealthy rust stains that shouldn't get into the food.
Knives in Furi knife sets are made of high quality Japanese stainless steel, which has the following features:
It has chromium and nickel, which makes it highly resistant to corrosion. As long as you hand wash the knives and avoid soaking them in water, they should last you a pretty long time.
It is soft and easy to sharpen, but hard enough to retain the edge for a long time. That way, you don't have to keep sharpening the knife. Constantly sharpening knives wear them out quickly.
Unique Handle Design
When coming up with the knife designs, Furi considered the hands first. A knife can be as sharp as you want but if the handle isn't comfortable enough, it won't be of much use.
Ever innovative, Furi designed a handle that is not only comfortable but firm enough not to slip out of your hand during a particularly gripping session with tough ingredients.
The Furi knife handle has a reverse wedge shape and a special slot for the middle finger so you can use the pinch grip correctly, with the rest of the hand fitting snugly along the contours of the handle. This gives you a secure grip while still maintaining comfort, allowing you to work for long periods of time without getting unpleasant cramps in your hand.
Sometimes bits of food get stuck in the crevices and gaps between the handle and the blade. This is unhygienic as the food debris could attract germs which can contaminate the food.
The Furi knife handle is safe because it is constructed to seamlessly transition from the blade to the handle with no gaps in between.
The handle is also made of steel, which again reduces the chance of water absorption which can lead to dampness and contamination by moisture-loving germs.
The Cutting Edge
The sharpness of a knife depends on its cutting edge, which is determined by the angle of the edge. The smaller the angle, the sharper the knife will be. The size of the angle is further determined by how hard the steel is. The harder the steel, the smaller the angle.
Furi knives are made using Japanese stainless steel, which is harder than western-style steel. This makes it possible to sharpen them to an angle of 17 degrees. As a result, they have a very sharp cutting edge that retains its sharpness for a long time.
Some knives have a thick junction between the blade and the handle which provides balance and strength. It allows you to use the knife for tough tasks without worrying about whether the knife is going to break.
Bolsters also act as a safety feature by preventing your finger from slipping onto the blade while cutting. However, sometimes bolsters get in the way while you're sharpening the knife and prevent you from sharpening the entire blade.
Furi knives get around this limitation by having a sloping bolster which starts out thick near the knife handle but tapers out toward the knife edge. This allows you to sharpen the entire edge as the sloping bolster doesn't get in the way.
One of the most annoying things that can happen when cutting up ingredients is food sticking on the blade. This means you have to keep stopping to pull the food off the blade and thus wasting a lot of time.
Furi knives have scalloped blades to tackle this problem. The scallops are simply hollow indentations along the entire length of the blade, above the cutting edge. They trap air in between the food and the blade, reducing friction and allowing food to quickly slide off the blade as you cut.
You can buy Furi knives on their own or you can get a set of knives with additional accessories that enable you to care for your knives. Here are some of them.
A Knife Sharpener
Furi knives are sharpened and honed with a high degree of perfection and they retain their edges for a long time. However, even the best of knives go dull. Dull knives are dangerous and difficult to work with, so they should be honed regularly and sharpened to keep them in good working condition.
Some Furi knife sets like the Furi Pro East/West™ Santoku Knife and Sharpener 3 Pc Set come with a knife sharpener for this purpose.
The Diamond Fingers™ Compact Knife Sharpener is a manual pull-through sharpener with rods or ‘fingers' coated with industrial-grade diamond. The knife-edge is drawn through the rods repeatedly till it becomes sharp.
The knife sharpener also has a handguard you can hold to keep it steady while sharpening, and it comes with a compact case for safe storage.
How you store your knives will determine how long they last. This is why some Furi knife sets come with knife storage equipment to enable you to store your knives safely. These include:
Knife blocks -. Some Furi knife sets like the Furi Pro Teak Knife Block 7 Pc Set come with knife blocks with a clear casing to enable you to see all the knives even when they're in the slots.
Magnetic strip- The Furi Pro Magnetic Wall Mounted Rack Knife 7 Pc Set comes with an easy-to-install scratch-resistant, a silicone-coated magnet that can be mounted on wood, brick, or tile.
The Furi knife set has a wide range of knives and accessories to cater to everyone, from simple kitchen owners who just want a small collection of knives, to adventurous cooks who like to have a whole arsenal of knives in their kitchen.Go ahead and check out our lovely Furi knife sets here.
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