Kurosaki Senko SG2 Gyuto
240mm. Yu Kurosaki began work as a smith with the Kanehiro Uchi Hamono and, along with his brother, trained under famed blacksmith Hiroshi Kato. Over the past few years he has taken his company to new heights with a slow but steady introduction of many wonderful kitchen knife lines.
The Kurosaki Senko SG2 Gyuto 240mm is a relatively thin and light knife. It has a standard style profile and average proportions for a gyuto
of this size. The blade height of about 56mm pairs perfectly with an edge length on the long side of 240mm. The first third of the edge is flat, transforming into a slight belly which will allow for some rocking. The balance is in line with a normal pinch grip point and the over all weight is on the lighter side of 240 gyutos.
As with all Kurosaki knives, the Senko is graced with a perfect fit and finish from the super fine tip to the lovely handle. The Senko boasts yet another unique Kurosaki hammered finish, this time made up of tiny triangular marks that when polished reflect the light in a beautiful and fascinating way.
We think this knife is a perfect balance of form and function, at a most reasonable price especially given the high levels of aesthetic finish and beautiful grinds. Highly recommended.
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: SG2 Stainless
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
Ferrule: Blond Pakka Wood
Weight: 6.5 oz (184 g)
Blade Length: 247 mm
Total Length: 406 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.2 mm
Height: 56.0 mm
Please note that we do not carry a saya that will fit this knife--we recommend the blade guard instead