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Kurosaki R2 Hammered Gyuto 210mm
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Kurosaki R2 Hammered Gyuto 210mm

Item #: KR2H-G210

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $255.00
Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki is one of our favorite smiths. He is the younger brother of Makoto Kurosaki. He started work as a smith with Kanehiro - Uchi-Hamono in 2002 and, along with his brother, trained under famed blacksmith Hiroshi Kato. Kurosaki-san makes many knives for several different brands including Masakage and his own brand of Kurosaki knives.

This is a really well designed and made gyuto. The blade has a very nice profile which offers a long flat portion at the back of the blade and a well-proportioned belly ending in a fine, slim tip. A 50/50 symmetrical grind is given a convex geometry that we particularly like.

It is made from R2 steel which is a modern steel that boasts some impressive specifications and properties. The steel is a powdered metallurgical alloy made by The Kobelco Steel Company. It is primarily used for the manufacturing of tools. But it is also a great choice for kitchen knives because of its easy to maintain attributes. It is also special in that it can be hardened to a reasonably high rating, in this case 62+ HRC. The core of this knife is covered in a layer of a softer stainless steel for protection and strength. The cladding receives a very attractive hammered finish.

  • Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: R2
  • HRC: 62 +-
  • Cladding: Hammered Stainless
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
  • Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakkawood
  • Weight: 5.2 ounces
  • Blade Length: 215 mm (8.5")
  • Overall Length: 370 mm (14.5")
  • Thickness at Heel: 2.6 mm
  • Blade Height: 47 mm

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      R2 210, June 12, 2020
    Posted By: William Citrano

    I own a Megumi 240, Masakage Honesuki, and last year, I had my wife get me this as a gift. All from CKTG. This knife is amazing. Fit and finish, just magnificent. So thin behind the edge, super light. I can use with almost anything. It is a legitimate joy to use. I cant see anyone being remotely disappointed.

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      R2 210, November 12, 2019
    Posted By: William Citrano

    My wife got this for me for my 50th bday (not so subtle hint). This knife is amazing. 6/10 sharpness out of the box. Hit it with the strop, flies through everything. My new favorite knife. And, as always, service is impeccable. This is my third knife, I couldn't be happier.

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      great knife but not what I expected, August 13, 2019
    Posted By: Robby

    i bought this knife to test it out. The overall look if spectacular in pictures but i was i little disappointed when i seen it in person.comparing it to the other lines like the megumi and fujin. its overall weight is realy ligh, from blade to handle is a realy polished so i was being asked if this was a cheap knife. the performane was ok kept its edge for a while. although the down side for this, I tried using it for sushi work. the knifes food release isnt realy that great. cutting avocados and fish the produce or protien would stick with every stroke. all in all i would grab the other lines like the fujin or raijin from yu kurosaki. But if your a new chef look for somthing easy to maintain and a beginner knife this would be a good grab.

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      Excellent knife, November 15, 2017
    Posted By: Kenneth dela Merced - verified customer

    I got the hammered kurosaki r2 and it was really beautiful and excellent great performance to do daily duties. The shipping wast really fast thankyou CKTG. I would definitely buy more knife from CKTG. &

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