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 240mm is one of the most commonly used size, handy for both professional and home cooks. . Available with a beautiful Wenge Wa octagonal handle.
|Brand / Blacksmith||Yu Kurosaki|
|Blade Length / Total length mm||245 / 405|
|Grind||50 / 50|
|Finish||Polished / Hammered|
|Steel type||SG2 (R2)|
|Forging method||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule||Octagonal Wenge / Wooden|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip mm||2,10 / 0,4|
|Blade height at heel mm||55|