Fujiwara Kanefusa MOS series (so-called FKS) is made of AUS-8 Molybdenum Vanadium stainless steel, a popular Japanese stainless steel that realizes rust resistance and sharp cutting edges with surprisingly easy re-sharpening.
The unique feature of MOS is the several elliptic dimples on the blades.
The dimples reduce the contact surface of the blade, which results in better cutting performance and help to prevent food from sticking to the blade.
The black pakkawood handles with a stainless steel bolster provides good blade balance and a fine grip.
We recommend Fujiwara MOS series to first-time buyers of Japanese knives because of the reliable quality and affordable price range.
The series has good strength, cutting performance and ease of maintenance, which are some of most important features for first-time users of Japanese knives.