The Kurosaki Gyuto 210mm is an amazing piece of craftsmanship. Forged from SG2 high performance powder steel. The first thing you notice about this knife is how thin and razor sharp the blade is and the high-level attention to detail that has gone into its production.
From the spine to the heel master blacksmith Yu Kurosaki has ground off all the edges to leave the knife with a smooth ergonomic hand feel. The balance point on this blade is firmly above the heel, which ensures a comfortable and nimble pinch grip. The Shizuku range of knives are typically very thin, as mentioned above, which means they are also quite light weight for their size.
The handle is an ambidextrous octagonal Wa (Japanese style) handle in Cherrywood with a black Pakkawood ferule. Once again, the craftsmanship on the handle is really nicely done. The handle has been installed nicely and the join between the ferule and the handle are almost seamless.
Overall, it’s hard to fault this knife in any way. We think that once you add one of these knives to your collection it will quickly become your go to blade.
We have many more Kurosaki knives and other Japanese Kitchen Knives.
Each blade is hand forged in SG2 steel, which allows for a high-level edge retention, super thin and light weight blade. The SG2 steel core in this series of knives is hardened to HRC 62+ and is clad in a softer stainless steel. The knives are highly polished and the fit and finish is sensational.
The side of the blade is decorated in a stylish and practical hammered pattern, which is unique to the Shizuku series of knives. The hammered finish, not only looks great, but helps with food release. Although the hammered pattern might appear rough it is highly polished and smooth. Completing the design is Kurosaki Sans signature chiseled kanji.
The Shizuku series of knives come in a variety of Japanese Wa handles. Including Cherrywood, Rosewood and Lacquerware (Kagerou). The handles are an octagonal ambidextrous shape and fit nicely in the hand.
A lot of passion, experience and care has gone into this top tier series from Kurosaki Knives. We highly recommend these knives and can assure you that they are a pleasure to use.
Yu Kurosaki began his blacksmithing apprenticeship in 2002 with second generation, master blacksmith Hiroshi Kato. Over 10 years later he is considered one of Japan’s youngest master blacksmiths and has established his own brand, Kurosaki Knives.
Based in the Takefu Knife village of Echizen Japan, Yu Kurosaki is the youngest blacksmith to be granted the Master Nokaji title and to become a senior teacher.
Kurosaki knives have a unique style, are typically very thin and light weight and a pleasure to use. The knives produced by Kurosaki Knives are all hand forged and precision sharpened. Steels used at Kurosaki Knives include some of the best quality steel used in the kitchen knife industry including SG2 (R2) and VG10 Super Steel.
Yu Kurosaki is clearly a passionate, master craftsman and we believe his product speak for themselves. Try them for yourself, we are confident you will agree.
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