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Yu Kurosaki SG2 Super Gold 2 Bunka Knife 165mm Urushi KU05

Yu Kurosaki

  • $280.00


Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Type: Bunka (Double Bevel)
Blade Material: Hammered(TSUCHIME) Super Gold 2 Clad Stainless Steel 
                Core:  Super Gold 2 (Powder high-speed Stainless steel)
Blade Length: approx 165 mm
Total Length:  approx 307 mm
Weight: approx 115 g (4 oz)
Blade Width: approx 46 mm
Thickness of Spine: approx max 2mm
Handle: Urushi (Traditional coating of Japanese Lacquer tree)
HRC: 62

Kurosaki edge guard

    Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki makes his knives in Echizen City. Knives in Echizen city are the Traditional Crafts designated by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry. His forged kitchen knives and forged Field knives are masterpieces. He has participated in a number of knife show so far, is the hot young craftsman of attention as the feature is organized magazines and TV.  

  This series is Senko means flash in Japanese. The feature of this series is the thin blade and light weight and the blades are forged at room temperature.

  Super Gold 2 is registered trademark of Takefu Special Steel Co Ltd.  A large quantity of high alloy ingredients are included by powder metallurgy. And it is super high quality steel that rich in high corrosion-resistant, high hardness, high toughness, high wear resistance. Though this HRC is high, it is easy to relatively re-sharpen it. And the edge retention is outstanding. Thus famous chefs prefer this steel. 

  Echizen City is also a production center for lacquer ware. The origin of Echizen lacquer ware is said to date back to about 1500 years ago. Lacquer is the sap of a tree called lacquer tree. It has strong adhesiveness and antibacterial properties, it is a very strong substance. It is resistant to acids and alkalis, withstands aqua regia that dissolves even gold, and is said to have "there is no way to dissolve lacquer once it has hardened."

  Utilizing the power of this lacquer, it has been used as a natural coating paint in Japan since the Jomon period for accessories and tableware (mainly wood and paper products). The lacquer ware is also used in ornaments and works of art, and is a Japanese material and technique that is so well known in the world that it is called "Japan" in English.

 The laquer ware is a very easy-to-use tool that is light, hard to break, safe because it is a natural material, and has bactericidal properties. Unlike other paints, it does not deteriorate, but the more you use it, the more glossy and tasty it becomes. It is a very easy-to-use and attractive product in daily lives.


Note:
Japanese knives are made by craftsmen and machines, there might be scratch. Almost Japanese knives are thin blade for sharpness. Don't hit and cut frozen food or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken.

For US buyers: De Minimis Value Increases to $800 Release Date: March 11, 2016

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that March 10, it raised the value of a shipment of merchandise imported by one person on one day that generally may be imported free of duties and taxes from $200 to $800. .... Shipments valued at $800 or less for the de minimis exemption will be eligible under the same processes and with the same restrictions that currently apply to de minimis shipments of $200 or less.