This custom handled knife is a stunner. The R2 line of knives from master bladesmith Yu Kurosaki are among our favorites at CKTG. Fashioned from the ever popular R2 stainless steel, these beautiful blades are a joy to use and behold. The stainless cladding on them is simply outstanding.
The 210mm gyuto
is a masterpiece of fit, finish, and function. The grind on this blade is as good as it gets and you won't find many nicer out of the box edges. They are scary sharp...and that's not an exaggeration. Obviously maintenance is kept to minimum as the knife is fully stainless. The profile is quite flat in the belly with a nice gentle curve up to the very finely crafted tip. Overall the knife runs in the middle of the 210mm gyuto pack. Weight is on the light side of the scale and blade thickness is around the average for this size of knife.
The knife comes with a very nice custom octagonal handle.
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Weight: 6.1 oz/ 172g
Blade Length: 212 mm
Overal Length: 361 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.5 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 47.0 mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal
You will receive the knife in the photos
福井県越前鍛冶 黒崎優 Blacksmith of Echizen Yu Kurosaki from Takayuki Shibata on Vimeo.