Santoku knife, Cobalt special powder steel, tsuchime finish, mono keyaki handle - Yu Kurosaki
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Yu Kurosaki is a young blacksmith based in Takefu, Echizen. He started his blacksmithing career in 2002 appetising under Hiroshi Kato the then owner of Kanehiro. In 2018 he was given the award of Traditional Japanese Craftsman, a very high accolade. We are very proud to sell his knives and think he is a real one to watch in the future.
SHAPE: SHAPE: Santoku. Named after the three best things to do with this knife - slicing, dicing and mincing. It is the classic veg prep knife with both good breadth and width.
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: 165mm 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.