Makoto Kurosaki has, like all great blacksmiths, worked his way through the ranks of apprenticeships, forging and working alongside some of the legends of modern blade making. Together with his brother, Yu, he worked and learned with the famed Kato-san.
He started making blades under his own name quite recently, and his offerings from the start were hits with many of our customers. His original limited offerings through CKTG have grown, and now included the Ryusei line of Aogami Super
stainless clad knives. We are pleased to be the first store in the world to offer them for sale.
As of 5-10-2021, Makoto-san is using a new stainless steel for him called VG7. The blades are clad with 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 spine is certainly thin and it has a lovely primary bevel which comes together at a super thin edge. It really is a great looking knife from every angle. Nice laser engraved kanji and good looking handle constructed from maple and red dyed pakka wood complete the package.
Blacksmith: Makoto Kurosaki
Location: Takefu, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Method: Hammer Forged
Quenching: Water Quenched
Edge Steel: VG7 Stainless Steel
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Handle: Maple Octagonal
Ferrule: Red Pakka Wood
Blade Length: 236 mm
Total Length: 390 mm
Blade Height: 51 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2 mm
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Photo)
Photos by Gustavo Bermudez