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.

Crafted from the amazing SG-2 Powder Steel (R2), the Shizuku (means “water Drop”) line features a unique hammered pattern, a thin grind that makes the knife nimble and light and flies through produce and a rosewood octagonal handle.

The Sujihiki is a double bevel slicer for boneless meat and fish. The name translates to “muscle cutter”.  It is usually long and thin with a low profile and the purpose of it is for cutting in one single slice in order to create minimum cellular damage (That preserves the original texture and flavor of the protein). Perfect for slicing and back draw cut motions. The specific knife comes in the most common size at 270mm.

Brand / Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki
Series Shizuku
Knife type Sujihiki
Blade Length / Total length mm 266/423
Grind 50 / 50
Finish Polished / Hammered
Steel type SG2 (R2)
Forging method San Mai
HRC hardness 62-63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule Octagonal / Rosewood / Black Pakka
Spine Thickness at heel / tip mm 2,9/0,3
Blade height at heel mm 38
Weight gr 164