Kurosaki Fujin VG10 Santoku 165mm
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: VG10 Stainless
Edge Grind: Even 50/50
Handle: Maple Wood Octagonal
Ferrule: Brown Pakka Wood
Edge Length: 165mm
Weight: 4oz / 114g
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 Senko a king of speed and agility.
The Fujin Santoku is made from VG10 stainless steel which offers high edge retention while being moderately wear-resistant and easy to sharpen. 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 Santoku style of knife 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 Maple wood with a Pakka Wood ferrule completes this compelling package.