Yu Kurosaki Senko Gyuto 210mm is forged with powder steel . This blade therefore has the advantages of high carbon steels (razor sharp, very high edge retention, durability over time) and those of stainless steels (resistance to oxidation and ease of maintenance).
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, recognized internationally.
Kurosaki has been officiating 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 youngest blacksmith to be certified as a master blacksmith by the Japanese authorities.
This 21cm chef’s knife, or gyuto in Japanese, is part of the Senko series.
This knife has a San Maï blade, it is built from 3 layers of steel and the San Maï structure is typically Japanese. This structure consists of 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 of this blade is made with very noble materials, which give it a very sober appearance but of remarkable beauty, all to sublimate this magnificent blade. Main part in stabilized cocobolo wood (rosewood family), interlayer in burl of Honduran rosewood and bolster in blond buffalo horn.
Here are some more details about the Yu Kurosaki Senko gyuto 210mm
Brand: Yu Kurosaki
blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
steel: SG2 powder steel
finish: tsuchime (hammered)
hardness: 63-64 HRC
blade length: 21.4 cm
blade height at the heel: 4.7 cm
thickness at heel: 1.7 mm
thickness at the tip: 0.5 mm
weight: 158 g