Etsu Knife

Yu Kurosaki Raijin Nakiri 165 mm

Blade Length 165 mm
Total Length 305 mm
Steel Cobalt Special Stainless
Handle Rosewood 
Ferrule Buffalo Horn
Rockwell 63-65
Height Spine to heel 52 mm
Width at Spine 2 mm
Weight 155 grams

 Kurosaki-san was inspired by Raijin, the god of thunder, when he created the finish on these knives. Meant to emulate the cracking of thunder and lightning they are the newest offering from one of our favorite blacksmiths.

These are easily some of the most beautiful knives we have at the shop. Made by Master Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki who works out of a newly constructed shop just steps from the Takefu knife village community centre. He began his blacksmith journey in 2002 at Kanehiro and now only 17 short years later he has been awarded his Master Blacksmith designation by the Echizen Blacksmith Foundation. 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. 

The Nakiri is designed specifically for vegetable chopping. It's tall profile gives the user tons of travel when using an up and down chopping motion and the flat profile means almost the entire blade contacts the surface of the board and puts an end to those stuck together pieces. Flip the blade over and you can use the flat spine to easier scrape ingredients accross your board without damaging the edge of the knife. 

Knife Care (Stainless Steel)

  • Although this knife is made from stainless steel we do still encourage our customers to keep their knives as dry and clean as possible.
  • NO DISHWASHER - the high heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Wash and dry by hand using regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Ensure the knife is dry before being put away for storage and ensure the edge of the knife is protected to avoid any unnecessary dulling.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.


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