This 210mm Kurosaki R2 Gyuto is a special limited-edition model from Kurosaki knives. As if the stunning Shizuku range of kitchen knives couldn’t get any better this model comes with a custom made octagonal urushi or lacquerware handle. It feels and looks amazing.
The blade is made out of SG2 high performance powder steel and clad in stainless steel. Like all knives in the Shizuku series this knife is finished with a unique Tsuchimi or hammered finish, which also has the practical benefit of helping with food release.
The fit and finish is really nice, the Urushi handle is fitted perfectly, and the spine and heel are nicely ground off. This knife has absolutely no rough edges. The balance point is a little bit in front of the heel on this 210mm Gyuto, which makes for a really nimble pinch grip.
Kagerou edition Shizuku blades come with a custom all black box with fitted red inlay and are shipped with a plastic, bubble wrapped, protective sleeve. The knife is razor sharp straight out of the box. This is an absolutely beautiful knife and the hand forged SG2/R2 steel will hold an edge for a very long time.
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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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