This Kurosaki Petty 150mm is hand forged out of SG2 steel. The first thing you notice when you pull the knife out of its custom made fibre box is how beautiful the Tsuchimi (hammered) finish is. This is unique to the Shizuku range from Kurosaki Knives and a trade mark of master blacksmith Yu Kurosaki.
The blade is super sharp straight out of the box and, while you probably could get it a bit sharper with a bit of work on the stones, you will be pretty happy to use it straight away. The SG2 steel, also known as R2 steel, is a very high-quality steel and will hold a fantastic edge for up to 6 months of professional level use.
This Shizuku Petty 150mm is fitted with a custom octagonal, ambidextrous, Wa (Japanese style) handle, which is made out of fine grain Cherrywood and finished with a black pakkawood ferule. The handle is comfortable to work with and has an ergonomic feel to it.
Overall the fit and finish on this Kurosaki Petty 150mm is superb. The spine and choil (heal) of the blade have been nicely ground to give a smooth and comfortable feel and the blade itself is very highly polished. The handle is center fitted and sealed and you won’t find any gaps. Overall a very beautiful piece of craftsmanship and a lovely knife to work with.
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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