Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei bunka 170mm EN


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Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei bunka 170mm is a multitasking knife, just like the santoku this blade can be used for cutting meat, vegetables and fish. The bunka has a beveled tip that facilitates tasks that require more precision.

History and curiosity

Yu Kurosaki Japanese knives are highly appreciated by connoisseurs and lovers of handcrafted knives. They are made by the blacksmith of the same name, who has a workshop in the heart of the Takefu Knife Village, a mecca for artisanal knife production. Indeed, the area brings together a large number of artisan blacksmiths whose methods derive directly from ancestral know-how. Being gathered in the same place allows them to share their techniques, while preserving the Japanese heritage, which is also recognized internationally.

This craftsman has been working since the 2000s, and he was a student of renowned master blacksmiths. He is particularly recognized for the original work he does on his blades, whose hammerings are all more beautiful than the other.

Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei bunka 170mm has a San Maï blade, that is to say that it is built from 3 layers of steel and the San Maï structure is typically Japanese. It consists of an SG2 steel core and two layers of stainless steel on the sides. SG2 steel is a “powder” steel resulting from new metallurgical technologies. This gives the steel a more homogeneous structure, which increases the hardness and reduces the breakage rate.

The handle

Made entirely by hand, the handle is made of blackash burl, spacers in nickel and turquoise stone, ferrule in pearly resin.

Technical sheet

Brand: Kurosaki
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Series: Senko Ei
Steel: SG2
Finish: hammered
Hardness: 63-64 HRC
Blade length: 17cm
Blade height: 4.71 cm
thickness at heel: 2 mm
thickness at the tip: 0.7 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg


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