Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei SG2 petty 150mm EN
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Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei SG2 petty 150mm is the Japanese equivalent of a paring knife. The petty is also known as a universal knife for its versatility.
History and curiosity
Yu Kurosaki Japanese knives are highly appreciated by connoisseurs and lovers of artisanal knives. Kurosaki-san has a workshop in the heart of the Takefu Knife Village, a major place for artisanal cutlery production. The area brings together a large number of artisan blacksmiths whose methods stem directly from ancestral know-how. Being gathered in the same place allows them to share their techniques, while preserving 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, the hammering of which is each more beautiful than the last.
This knife has a San Maï blade, meaning it is constructed from 3 layers of steel, this structure is typically Japanese. The blade consists of a core of SG2 steel, a “powder” steel from new metallurgical technology with a hardness of approximately 63-64 HRC and two layers of stainless steel on the sides.
The handle is handcrafted from boxelder burl with a fossilized and dyed mammoth molar spacer.
Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei petty 150mm:
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Finish: hammered polished
Hardness: 63-64 HRC
Blade length: 15.2 cm
Blade height at heel: 3.28 cm
thickness at the heel: 1.9 mm
thickness at tip: 0.7 mm
Weight: 82 g