Yu Kurosaki Senko Santoku 165mm EN


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Yu Kurosaki Senko santoku 165mm is a multitasking blade that can be used both at home and in a professional kitchen, its compact size makes it very pleasant to use.

History and curiosity

Yu Kurosaki Japanese knives are highly appreciated by lovers of handcrafted knives. Kurosaki-san 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. Kurosaki-san is the yellowest blacksmith to have been certified as a master blacksmith by the Japanese authorities.

This 16.5 cm santoku is part of the Senko series with a San Maï structure. Its means that it is built from 3 layers of steel and the San Maï structure is typically Japanese. We have a core of SG2 steel, a new metallurgical technology “powder” steel with a hardness of approximately 63 HRC and two layers of stainless steel on the sides.

The handle

The handle is handcrafted with stabilized and dyed mango wood, brass spacers and black onyx stone.

Technical sheet

Here are some more details about the Yu Kurosaki Senko 165mm santoku

Brand: Yu Kurosaki

blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki

steel: SG2 powder steel

finish: tsuchime (hammered)

hardness: 63-64 HRC

blade length: 16.7 cm

height at the heel: 4.8 cm

thickness at heel: 1.8 mm

thickness at the tip: 0.4 mm

weight: 127 g

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg


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