Kurosaki Shizuku SG2 Sakimaru Sujihiki
450mm. Sujihikis are an interesting twist on two popular style kitchen knives: the evergreen Western slicer and the classic Japanese yanagiba
(but with a double bevel). Sujihikis come in a variety of lengths ranging from 180mm all the way to 450 which is like a sword. This blade is what you would see someone breaking down a tuna would use but most would display it prominently as a showpiece.
Kurosaki-san makes this particular knife out of the very popular SG2 stainless steel. SG2 is powdered steel that is fully stainless and has great edge retention. This is a good choice for those wishing to avoid the careful maintenance required by high-carbon alloy knives. 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 kitchen blades. This particular sujihiki
has a really nice profile with grinds that are outstanding and super sharp edges out of the box. It's made with a sakimaru tip or sword tip which adds to the beauty of the knife.
The blade comes with a stunning hammered, or tsuchime, finish. The striking looks of the blade are complemented comes without a handle so you can add one to your liking. We sell them or you separately and can do the install for you if you choose one from us. Or we can send it to you without.
In keeping with his style, Kurosaki crafts his knives with a keen eye towards ingredient separation and non-stick properties. The knives will be able to achieve absurd levels of sharpness and acute blade angles, exhibit superior edge retention and perform incredibly well through most ingredients.
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: SG2 Stainless Steel
Handle: Offered separately
Weight: 12 ounces / 340 g
Blade Length: 450 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3 mm
Blade Height: 46.5 mm