Kurosaki Senko SG2 Gyuto
270mm. 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 270mm 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 just over 51mm pairs perfectly with an edge length of 270mm. 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 270 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 is 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: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: SG2 Stainless
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
Ferrule: Blond Pakka Wood
Weight: 7.3oz / 206g
Blade Length: 272mm
Overall Length: 423mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.1mm
Blade Height at Heel: 56.7mm