YU KUROSAKI

Master Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki who works out of a newly constructed shop just steps from the Takefu knife Village community centre (based in Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan). He began his blacksmith journey in 2002 at Kanehiro Hamono, apprenticing under master blacksmith Hiroshi Kato-san (Traditional Master Craftsman, or Dentou-kougeishi, with over 50 years experience), and now only 17 short years later, he is the youngest blacksmith to be awarded the same Traditional Master Craftsman honour, as his mentor, Kato-san. His knives represent the future of Blacksmithing in Japan as he focuses on traditional technique while using innovative and progressive design's and finishes that have garnered the attention of many chef's around the globe. Simply put, his knives are stunning to look at and dare we say perform even better than they look.


Yu Kurosaki-san works primarily with stainless steel, such as high powder SG2/R2, and VG10, as well as HAP40, Takefu Cobalt Special, but also has older work with Aogami Super clad in soft stainless. His knives offer a playful aesthetic, given each line has a uniquely themed tsuchime pattern. His blades are exceptionally light and quite thin behind the edge, making them high performing, yet delicate.

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Yu Kurosaki Senko Sujihiki 270 mm (Turquoise Handle)
Yu Kurosaki Senko Sujihiki 270 mm (Turquoise Handle)
Yu Kurosaki Senko Sujihiki 270 mm (Turquoise Handle)
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Yu Kurosaki Senko Sujihiki 270 mm (Turquoise Handle)

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Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Sujihiki 270mm
Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Sujihiki 270mm
Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Sujihiki 270mm
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Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Sujihiki 270mm

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Yu Kurosaki Senko Nakiri 165 mm (Olive Wood Handle)
Yu Kurosaki Senko Nakiri 165 mm (Olive Wood Handle)
Yu Kurosaki Senko Nakiri 165 mm (Olive Wood Handle)
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Yu Kurosaki Senko Nakiri 165 mm (Olive Wood Handle)

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Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Petty 150mm
Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Petty 150mm
Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Petty 150mm
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Yu Kurosaki Fujin VG-10 Petty 150mm

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Yu Kurosaki Senko Sujihiki 270mm (Olive Wood Handle)
Yu Kurosaki Senko Sujihiki 270mm (Olive Wood Handle)
Yu Kurosaki Senko Sujihiki 270mm (Olive Wood Handle)
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Yu Kurosaki Senko Sujihiki 270mm (Olive Wood Handle)

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Yu Kurosaki Kurohyo Folding Knife 105 mm (Type 3)
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Yu Kurosaki Kurohyo Folding Knife 105 mm (Type 3)
Yu Kurosaki Kurohyo Folding Knife 105 mm (Type 3)
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Yu Kurosaki Kurohyo Folding Knife 105 mm (Type 3)

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Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei Gyuto 180mm Ironwood
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Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei Gyuto 180mm Ironwood
Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei Gyuto 180mm Ironwood
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Yu Kurosaki Senko Ei Gyuto 180mm Ironwood

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