Yu Kurosaki Raijin Walnut Handle Santoku 165 mm
|Blade Length||165 mm|
|Total Length||310 mm|
|Steel||Cobalt Special Stainless|
|Height Spine to heel||46 mm|
|Width at Spine||2 mm|
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 word "santoku" Translates to three virtues which refers to slicing, dicing and chopping or meat, fish and vegetables depending on who you ask, basically the name implies the extreme versatility this knife offers. Easily the most popular shape in Japanese home kitchens as it's more compact size is more comfortable than a large chef's knife for most home cooks. If you're a professional the santoku can still be a very handy tool to have and is a nimble and very capable shape.
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.