Yu Kurosaki Senko Gyuto 210mm

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.

His Senko (meaning Sparkle) line is one of the most beautiful series forged with SG2 stainless steel, a powder steel that can reach very high HRC hardness (62-63 in this case) and become razor sharp with great edge retention but still easy to sharpen. The updated Senko EI series have even more: Offset blade compared to the handle for better knuckle clearance, a K-Tip for delicate jobs and a slightly curved blade for better rocking.

Meaning “Beef knife” in Japanese, the Gyuto is the most common and basic of all knives, the Japanese version of the classic western Chef’s knife. It is used as a multi-purpose knife, suitable for meat, fish, vegetables and more. Can be used with almost all different cutting techniques. The 210mm is the most commonly used size, handy for both professional and home cooks. . Available in two versions with a beautiful Wenge or Walnut Wa octagonal handle.

Brand / Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki
Series Senko EI
Knife type Gyuto
Blade Length / Total length mm 215 / 365
Grind 50 / 50
Finish Polished / Hammered
Steel type SG2 (R2)
Forging method San Mai
HRC hardness 62-63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule Octagonal Wenge / Walnut / Wooden
Spine Thickness at heel / tip mm 1,9 / 0,3
Blade height at heel mm 49
Weight gr 138