Petty knife, Cobalt special powder steel, tsuchime finish, mono keyaki handle - Yu Kurosaki


Yu Kurosaki is a young blacksmith based in Takefu, Echizen. He started his blacksmithing career in 2002 apprenticing under Hiroshi Kato, the then-owner of Kanehiro. In 2018 he was given the award of Traditional Japanese Craftsman, a real accolade. We are very proud to sell his knives and think he is a real one to watch in the future.

SHAPE: Petty. One of the smallest knives in a chef's arsenal and good for, well, small things!

STEEL: Cobalt special. This is a very new Japanese Stainless feel used extensively in hunting knives. It’s pretty amazing stuff and really nice to sharpen.

FINISH: Tsuchime. This is a hand hammered finish that helps with food release.

HANDLE: Octagonal mono Keyaki wood.

LENGTH: 120mm and 150mm in length.

MAKER: Yu Kurosaki - Takefu, Japan.

BEST FOR: Those looking for a range of knives that is as functional as it is beautiful.

SAUNDERS SAYS: “Beautiful handles combined with Kurosaki's distinctive blade patterning make for a fantastic knife." 

These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.