Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki is the master of patterned blades. He has created some of the most stunning designs since starting his own line of kitchen cutlery. He combines great steels, wonderful construction techniques, beautiful profiles, and his signature patterns to make some of the most outstanding looking and performing knives we carry.
The Raijin line of knives are made with a secret Cobalt stainless steel that is clad in a slightly softer stainless alloy, in the san-mai style. This cladding receives the latest pattern in his canon. It is named after the god of thunder, and with the driving rain look of the blade face it is aptly labelled.
As with all of his blades, fit and finish are of the highest quality. His profiles and grinds are of equal caliber, resulting in a knife that come out of the box with a great edge and one that will look good and perform well for many years to come.
The santoku featured here is easy to handle and requires less board cutting space. It’s a fairly standard blade in terms of dimensions: 165mm in length with a blade height of 47mm places it squarely in the middle of popular santoku sizes. These are versatile blades that find favor in many home and professional environments. Their shorter length makes them quite light in weight and nicely thin at the spine. It thins out at the end for enhanced intricate cutting abilities. Like most santoku knives, it has a well-shaped belly that make rocking style cuts a breeze. The double symmetrical bevel is practical for left- and right-handed users.
Another stunner from the forge of Yu Kurosaki! We invite you to enjoy his wonderful creations.
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Cobalt Stainless Steel
Weight: 4.4 ounces / 126g
Blade Length: 166 mm
Thickness at Heel: 2.5 mm
Blade Height: 47 mm
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
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