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Kurosaki R2 Gyuto 240mm Bog Oak
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Kurosaki R2 Gyuto 240mm Bog Oak Kurosaki R2 Gyuto 240mm Bog OakKurosaki R2 Gyuto 240mm Bog OakKurosaki R2 Gyuto 240mm Bog Oak

Kurosaki R2 Gyuto 240mm Bog Oak

Item #: C2936

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Kurosaki-san is a young blacksmith from Echizen and is making great blades for us. He began his blacksmith work in 2002 when he started working in Kanehiro-uchi-hamono. He claims he was not a natural blacksmith from the beginning and wanted to quit many times. We are very pleased that he continued!

Here is the 240mm gyuto version of this impressive line from Kurosaki-san. This gyuto has a really nice profile with grinds that are outstanding and super sharp edges out of the box. R2 is powdered steel that is fully stainless and has great edge retention. These steels are made with very unusual processes (powder metallurgy), and they have an extremely rich chemical composition resulting in some unique and desirable characteristics for knives.

The specifications of the Kurosaki R2 Wa-Gyuto 240mm fall in the middle of blades its size. They are quite thin, especially behind the edge, slightly tall, and of average weight. There is nothing average about its performance or looks, however. You simply have to see and hold this exquisite instrument to truly appreciate the many wonderful attributes that Kurosaki has built into this fine knife.

Once you try this knife you will have a hard time picking up another. It's a great example of the craftsmanship this up-and-coming artisan is producing. This knife also features a 4,000 year old bog oak handle in an octagonal shape. Really special wood that is dug out of the ground in Eukrane.

  • Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
  • Location: Echizen Japan
  • Factory: Takefu Village
  • Construction: Hammer Forged San Mai
  • Edge Steel: R2 Stainless Steel
  • Cladding: Stainless Steel
  • HRC: 63 +-
  • Weight: 7.0 oz/ 200g
  • Blade Length: 239 mm
  • Total Length: 404 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.4 mm
  • Blade Height at Spine: 51.7 mm
  • Handle: Custom Bog Oak Octagonal

    福井県越前鍛冶 黒崎優 Blacksmith of Echizen Yu Kurosaki from Takayuki Shibata on Vimeo.



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    5  Exquisite workmanship WOW, February 15, 2019
    Posted By: Brent G - verified customer

    What an absolutely beautiful knife~!
    I needed a 240 Gyuto with strong backbone and this one has a serious spine. Heavy, yet well-balanced. The spine tapers greatly to a very sharp tip, I love the profile of this knife.
    I wanted Blue #2 steel, and the heat treat and finish are this blade are amazing. Takes and keeps a wicked sharp edge. This knife does require attention and maintenance as the beautiful satin finish is quite reactive, as is the edge. Mine has developed a very nice patina, I love it. This is an heirloom quality masterpiece forged by a true master of Blue #2 steel. Mine came with a custom bog oak handle from Isiah Schroeder, a perfect match. I cannot comment OOTB sharpness, as I ordered the service and mine arrived razor sharp ~ Thanks Mark! I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.


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