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 Nakiri that looks like a small cleaver, is a specialized knife for vegetables. It is a double bevel knife and has a tall, thin blade in order to go through vegetables easily. It is a very popular knife throughout Japan as well as the rest of the world because its specialized profile makes the veggie preparation so easy. Feels nimble in the handle despite its size and its thin blade is designed for precise cuts. Perfect for chopping, slicing and push cuts. Fitted with a beautiful Wenge Wa octagonal handle.
|Brand / Blacksmith||Yu Kurosaki|
|Blade Length / Total length mm||160 / 315|
|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||1,8 / 1,8|
|Blade height at heel mm||51|