Yu Kurosaki

“Temperature control is essential when hammering steel. Too cold or too hot will make a poor knife”

Yu Kurosaki is an extremely talented blacksmith in his 40’s located in Takefu Village in Echizen. Apprenticed under the great Hiroshi Kato and today is considered one of the top blacksmiths in Japan, winning many awards and became known for his unique patterns.

Many of his knives are considered “unicorns” and he is the youngest blacksmith ever to receive the title of “Master Nokaji” and Senior teacher at Takefu Knife Village. He is producing different stunning series like the Senko, Raijin, Fujin, Shizuku and others soon to be featured in our website.

Apart from his several lines of his own products, he is forging the knives for Masakage Shimo line.