Yu Kurosaki Hammered SG2 Santoku Knife 165mm Turquoise Wenge Fujin
Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Type: Santoku (Double Bevel)
Blade Material: Hammered(TSUCHIME) Super Gold 2 Clad Stainless Steel
Core: Super Gold 2 / SG2 (Powder high-speed Stainless steel)
Blade Length: 165mm
Overall Length: 310 mm
Weight: approx 142 g (5 oz)
Blade Width: 46 mm
Thickness of Spine: approx max 3.4 mm
Handle: Octagonal Wenge
Ferrule: Artificial Turquoise
Kurosaki edge guard
Sheath(Saya) for the Knife
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. He can do NIMAI-HIROGE and forge very easily, is skillful blacksmith. The edge is called "HAMAGURI-BA" in Japanese. HAMAGURI means clam, BA means edge. This edge form helps release foods and cut smoothly. Furthermore his knives are so cool and very beautiful!!!
NIMAI-HIROGE(Spreading Two Sheets)
NIMAI-HIROGE is the special skill in Echizen city only. It is outstanding method. The spine of blade requires thickness for sturdy and around the edge needs to spread to thin edge in order to improve sharpness. These requirements are met by hitting two blades together at a time. If two blades are hit together at a time, the temperature is hard to fall. Two blades prevent to be cool down fast. So blacksmiths can hit two blades many times in a short time. If only one blade are hit, the blade is cool down fast, they must put it into kiln for heat again. Then carbon runs away from the blade, the blade will become weaker. This skill looks easy, but it is very hard. Even a skillful blacksmith could not do this well for 5 years.
About "Super Gold 2"
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.