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. A distinctive K-Tip adds to the beauty of this amazing knife.

Petty is one of the most commonly used knives in the kitchen. A small, general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes that also can be used in handheld cuts. Fitted with a beautiful Wenge Wa octagonal handle.

Brand / Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki
Series Senko ΕΙ
Knife type Petty
Blade Length / Total length mm 150 / 280
Grind 50 / 50
Finish Polished / Hammered
Steel type SG2 (R2)
Forging method San Mai
HRC hardness 62-63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule Octagonal / Wenge / Wooden
Spine Thickness at heel / tip mm 2 / 0,3
Blade height at heel mm 33
Weight gr 72