Kurosaki Fujin VG10 Nakiri
Yu Kurosaki is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding talents in Japanese knife making right now. This still young blacksmith is setting standards and creating trends in an industry that is founded on tradition. His creations span such a wide variety of techniques, finishes, material and styles that it is hard to comprehend.
His unique hammered finishes are garnering widespread attention in the knife world, and the Fujin line just adds to that allure. As with all of his creations, this knife is way more than looks. Kurosaki-san makes his blades with an eye towards performance. One look at the choil shots shows the sublime grinds that make the Fujin a king of speed and agility.
The Kurosaki Fujin Nakiri is made from VG10 Stainless Steel which is an ideal steel for kitchen knives blending wear-resistance and ease of sharpening. The core steel is clad with softer stainless steel to protect and add strength to the blade. Then comes the finish! And in true Yu Kurosaki form, it is a stunner. The Fujin finish looks like a hard rain streaking down from the skies. It looks fantastic in person and makes it a pleasure to pick up and use.
The Nakiri is a great all-around knife that is well proportioned and weighted for most average users in the home. A nicely finished and balanced handle made of Maplewood with a brown Pakka Wood ferrule completes this compelling package.
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: VG10 Stainless
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Handle: Maplewood Octagonal
Ferrule: Brown Pakka Wood
Edge Length: 165mm
Weight: 5oz / 144g