Yu Kurosaki "Shizuku" R2/SG2 Gyuto with Ebony White Buffalo Horn Handle
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Handmade Tsuchime knives in small batch by one of the most celebrated young knife making artisan in Japan - Yu Kurosaki. This handmade SG2 gyuto has an incredible level of finish and polish, with Kurosaki's signature "Shizuku" Tsuchime patterns that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Behind the edge is extremely thin with beautiful tapering, ensuring superb cutting smoothness. Installed on a beautiful custom ebony handle with white buffalo horn kuchiwa, this knife offers incredible cutting smoothness, well-balanced handling and a stunning look. We have decided to not go with the basic stock handle and instead asked this premium ebony buffalo horn handle to be installed to not only add aesthetic value but also enhance the handling.
- Origin (Made in): Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
- Brand: Yu Kurosaki
- Craftsman: Yu Kurosaki
- Knife Type: Gyuto
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double-edged Blade (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): R2/SG2
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 63 HRC
- Hand-forged, hand-grinded, hand-sharpened
- Blade Finishes: Signature Tsuchime (Hammered)
- Blade Length: 210mm (8.3") / 240mm (9.4")
- Blade Height (at heel): 48mm / 52mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 3.0mm / 3.1mm
- Middle: 2.0mm / 2.0mm
- Premium Custom Handle
- Shape: Hachikaku (Octagonal)
- Material: Ebony
- Kuchiwa: White Buffalo Horn
- Length: 135mm / 135mm
- Overall Length: 370mm / 391mm
- Weight: 170g (6.00oz) / 199g (7.02oz)
- Engraved Mark: In Japanese Kanji "Echizen Kurosaki Yu" (越前 黒崎 優)
About Yu Kurosaki 黒崎 優
A young artisan in his forties, Yu Kurosaki has become one of leading knife makers in Japan, winning top awards and attention for his hand-forged knives especially his Tsuchime finish. Inheriting over 700 years of knife making skills from previous generations of Echizen artisans, Mr Kurosaki has focused his career on making knives that give unforgettable impressions and incredible cutting pleasures. Yu's unique Tsuchime design, as seen in his Shizuku and Fujin series, are not only aesthetically magnificent but also incredibly functional when it comes to making food less likely to stick to blades. Today, Yu's works, hand made in small batches, have become so popular overseas that his top knives like the ones featured in Burrfection Store are increasingly hard to come by.
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.
The knife, in person, is actually much more handsome than the pictures. It is very, very well made, with good balance. The other reviewer was right--this is an heirloom.
First of all, this is not a knife but rather a work of art. The blade is exceptionally well balanced, light weight, and razor sharp. the fit and finish is immaculate and it's just a pleasure to use. From the moment you pick up this blade, you can just tell that a craftsman put their heart and soul into it. This is an heirloom that will stay in the family for time to come.