Kurosaki-san uses SG2 powdered metallurgical stainless steel as the core steel of this beautiful knife. The hagane is covered, san-mai style, with a stainless steel jigane. In the case of the Senko, Kurosaki-san core steel is hardened to 62 HRC which results in steel with high edge retention that has good wear resistance.
The hammer marks of this new design resemble mini triangles and together with the fairly high polish give the upper blade surface a wonderful sparkle in the light. And while this unique and very attractive cladding shimmers in the light it also aids in the release of food in an almost magical way.
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 Senko a king of speed and agility.
The Kurosaki Senko SG2 Petty is a relatively thin and has a nicely formed profile for cutters of all styles and generous height proportions for a gyuto
of this size. Kurosaki san has added a stunning custom turquoise handle to the blade which takes the package to a new level of beauty and desirability.
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: SG2 Stainless
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Handle: Yo Western Turquoise
Weight: 4.3oz / 120g
Blade Length: 132 mm
Overall Length: 243 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 32 mm