Yu Kurosaki Petty 150mm R2 Senko Series - Custom

Kurosaki Knives
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MC-10-179
€474.54 (Inc. VAT)
€398.77 (Ex. VAT)
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This custom Kurosaki R2 Petty from master blacksmith Yu Kurosaki is his latest work and we are in awe of what he has produced here with this custom collection of Senko series R2 blades with custom Spalted Maple handles. The unique and beautiful natural patterns in the wood are created by letting the timber begin the initial stages of decay. The partial decay, called spalting, gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood. The wood is then stabilised with resin, shaped and polished to produce the beautiful handles you see on these unique knives. Each handle is fastened with a set of classic mosaic pins and a high polish nickel bolster.

The handles are not the only element that is unique to this series of custom knives. The blade profile has also been given a custom touch with a Kiritsuke style tip (K-Tip) and adjusted handle to edge angle for improved ergonomics and reduced fatigue. Like the Japanese Wa handle Senko series, this custom Senko blade features an R2 core and the beautiful Senko Tsuchimi (hammered) pattern. Senko represents light and the start like pattern almost shimmers like sun light reflecting on water.

This is a premium knife and features a level of fit and finish that is nearing perfection. You will not find any rough edges, poor joinery or gaps. This is the kind of knife you question using, given its beauty, but makes you feel like the king of the kitchen when you do. The premium knife market features some pretty amazing works of art these days and you can spend a lot of money on a hand forged blade of this quality. These Kurosaki custom blade represents extremely good value for something of such high quality craftsmanship and materials.

We are honoured that Kurosaki san has given us a small selection of these blades including this Petty 150mm, as well as a Gyuto 240, Gyuto 180mm and a Sujihiki 240mm.

Blade Type:
Petty
Size:
150mm
Construction:
San Mai
Core Steel:
R2 / Super Gold 2 (SG2)
HRC Rockwell:
63
Grind:
Double-Edged Blade (50/50 Grind)