Makoto Kurosaki is making a new line of blades going by the name of Ryusei, which is Japanese for “shooting star.” A bit like the maker! These new blades are so well made and executed we continue to be impressed and amazed at the overall quality of his work.
The blade is quite thin at the spine and after the high transition to the primary blade road, it thins out even more in a most satisfying way. One look at the choil shot will clearly illustrate the wonderfully thin and precise grind achieved by this budding master.
Makoto-san is using a new carbon steel for him called VG7 which is good quality stainless steel. The VG7 hagane is hardened to 61.5+ HRC which bestows the blade with the ability to take and hold a super sharp edge.
The blades are beautifully finished, as are all of his knives. These are further enhanced by some well executed hand engraved kanji elements—a great touch and great new knife. A maple and red pakka wood octagonal handle finishes off this knife perfectly.
Blacksmith: Makoto Kurosaki
Location: Echizen, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Method: Hammer Forged
Quenching: Water Quenched
Edge Steel: VG7 Stainless Steel
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Ferrule: Red Pakka Wood
Spine Thickness: 2mm
Edge Length: 170mm
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Photo)
Weight: 4.6oz / 130g