Kurosaki-san is a young blacksmith from Echizen making great blades for us. He began his blacksmith work in 2002 when he started working in Kanehiro-uchi-hamono. He claims he was not a natural blacksmith from the beginning and wanted to quit many times. We are happy that he continued!
Here is the 240mm sujihiki
and it has a nice profile with grinds that are outstanding and super sharp edges out of the box. SG2 is a powdered steel that is fully stainless and has excellent edge retention. These steels are made with very unusual processes (powder metallurgy), and they have an extremely rich chemical composition, resulting in some unique and desirable characteristics for knives.
This knife is relatively thin, especially behind the edge, slightly tall, and of average weight. There is nothing average about its performance or looks, however. You simply have to see and hold this exquisite instrument to truly appreciate the many beautiful attributes that Kurosaki has built into this fine knife.
Once you try this knife you will have a hard time picking up another. It's a great example of the craftsmanship this up-and-coming artisan is producing.
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen Japan
Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: SG2 Stainless
Weight: 4.6oz /132g
Blade Length: 240m
Total Length: 400 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 4.6 mm
Blade Height: 37mm
Handle: Custom Walnut Burl Octagonal