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Kurosaki Shizuku R2 Gyuto 210mm
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Kurosaki Shizuku R2 Gyuto 210mm

Item #: ShizukuR2-Gyuto210

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(5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews)

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Our Price: $300.00
The R2 line of knives from master bladesmith Yu Kurosaki and his brother are among our favorites at CKTG. Fashioned from the ever popular R2 stainless steel, these beautiful blades are a joy to use and behold. The stainless cladding on them is simply outstanding.

The 210mm gyuto is a masterpiece of fit, finish, and function. The grind on this blade is as good as it gets and you won't find many nicer out of the box edges. They are scary sharp...and that's not an exaggeration. Obviously maintenance is kept to minimum as the knife is full stainless. The profile is quite flat in the belly with a nice gentle curve up to the very finely crafted tip. Overall the knife runs in the middle of the 210mm gyuto pack. Weight is on the light side of the scale and blade thickness is around the average for this size of knife.

The knife comes with a very nice octagonal rosewood handle.

  • Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 215 mm
  • Total Length: 360 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.4 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.0 mm

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

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      Free felt knife guard
    Posted By: Kyle

    Thanks Mark for the free felt knife guard

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      Great knife
    Posted By: Shryack David - verified customer

    Great knife beautiful craftsmanship!

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      Kurosaki sHIZUKU r2
    Posted By: HPH - verified customer

    Flawless fit and finish and comes with a great OOB edge, probably the sharpest I've seen for OOB.The geometric hammer pattern was somewhat different from what's on these pics. I know the handmade nature means each knife will differ but mine really didn't have much in the way of the squarish patterns. Regardless, a really fine knife that's worth the price. If you told me to estimate the price of this knife without letting me know what it is, I would have guessed somewhere from $300 to $400. I haven't sharpened it yet but it has been through several weeks of use with little noticeable dulling. It's got better edge retention than my VG-10 knives for sure, although I'm not too sure if it has more than my aogami supers. We'll see. I'm optimistic about this one.All in all, a great knife and a great snug fit on the accompanying saya. Thanks CCTG!

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      Kuro is king
    Posted By: Jeffry B - verified customer

    I have owned or used almost every knife Kurosaki makes. All top notch. His trademark is matching old traditions with a touch of modern sensibility in an instrument of exquisite precision. The R2 is a good example.Everyone about this knife is well done, from handle to blade. Perhaps the best rendition of R2 I have tried. Takes a great edge, keeps it, and gets it back again easily enough. The knife is light in the hand but cuts with authority. Profile best suited to pushing but it's more than capable as a rocker and chopper.

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      Beautiful blade, works very well
    Posted By: Katie Goliver - verified customer

    This knife was my first ever professional blade purchase, and I have been extremely pleased with it so far. My coworkers use a lot of Shuns, Globals, and Misonos - and this beautiful blade stands out among them.The fit and finish is spectacular. The rounded choil (a Masakage feature, something that I was really interested in) makes it very comfortable to hold. The distinctive surface patterning on the blade is quite beautiful and the handle is expertly finished.The blade itself has a nice profile for the type of prep that I do. I do a lot of mincing and veg slicing, and the rounded edge gives me some nice spring for a rocking cut. It's more generously curved than some other Japanese blades, but if you're used to a Western knife like a Wustof, you'll probably think it's rather flat. The grind on the knife is beautifully thin at the tip, which makes getting through onions such a joy.The sharpness out of the box is pretty excellent, and it's a hard enough blade that it has held its edge for about two months. I take a ceramic honing rod to it about 5 times a day to keep it in shape. As a prep cook, I use my knife all day, every day... about 60 hours a week. It's impressive to me that this blade has so much endurance.I would definitely recommend the CKTG Saya as well. Saya B fits it well, and I can store my knife at work without much fear.

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