8" FX East/West knife is our most popular shaped blade because it is the most effective knife available for general slicing and chopping of meats, vegetables and fruits. The blade is a chopper and cooks knife combined: the best of the East and the West! Light, sharp, and perfectly balanced.
Chefs who love Australian-designed Füri Pro knives will swoon over the new premium level Füri FX. Standing for Forged Exoskeleton, the FX knives are constructed out of a single piece of German stainless steel, resulting in superior strength and hygiene (no cracks or joints to collect bacteria). As with Füri Pro knives, the FX wedged handle is designed to prevent the hand from slipping toward the blade during use, and features a finger-notch and ergonomic curve that reduce strain and calluses, especially for arthritis sufferers.
This handsome Coppertail knife is known as the East/West because it combines the traditional scalloped edge of a Japanese santoku, excellent for thin slicing of delicate foods such as tomatoes, with the rocking and chopping motion of a Western chef's knife. The beautifully balanced knife feels substantially hefty and features an extremely sharp blade that is easily sharpened. As the blade wears and lightens over time, the copper "tail" on the handle can be filed to counterbalance the weight. At eight inches in length, the knife makes a superb all-around kitchen knife, and a fabulous gift for the professional home chef. Like all Füri knives, the Coppertail should be washed and dried by hand, and is covered by a lifetime warranty. --Ann Bieri