If you seek a great all-around kitchen knife that is as unusual as anything out there, do we have the blade for you!
Named after the Japanese god of thunder, the Kurosaki Raijin features one of Kurosaki-sanís unique and visually stunning patterns. The driving rain look of the blade face is a perfect match for the name!
Many of Kurosakiís knife lines are made from some kind of stainless steel and the Raijin is no exception. We are unable to tell you exactly what the steel is, as it is a proprietary mix that is somewhat similar to VG10 on steroids. The steel has a very fine grain which aids in the ability to take a super sharp edge while being fairly easy to sharpen.
Superb grinds are a signature of this fine smithís work and he has not disappointed in this instance. Out of the box edge is pretty great too. The blade is mated to a really well-made octagonal handle made from rosewood and black pakka.
The edge profile has a nice general shape that will allow for rocking as well as the other styles of cutting. The fully stainless steel construction will make maintenance as easy as it gets even in a busy kitchen environment. But the aesthetics are what gets people first, and in his true fashion Yu Kurosaki has once again hit it out of the park!
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Cobalt Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.3 oz/ 150g
Blade Length: 268 mm
Overall Length: 421 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3.1 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 40.0 mm
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal