The following products will be included in this set:
Yu Kurosaki Senko Petty 120 mm
Yu Kurosaki Senko Bunka 165 mm
Yu Kurosaki Senko Gyuto 210 mm
This is a new line from Yu Kurosaki utilizing the roll forge technique which cuts down the cost, but you still get the great steel (R2/SG2), thin grind, and fit and finish of the Shizuku line. These fall into the laser category and while are more delicate than some other knives have a buttery smooth cutting feel due to the thinness behind the edge from the high bevel grinds. R2 is a powdered steel so it has a very fine and consistent grain structure and is one of our favorite stainless steels in the shop. Not only will it sharpen deceivingly fast for a stainless but the fine grain structure means it will benefit from being brought to a higher grit much like carbon steels.
The petty knife is great for all the little random tasks you come across in your day to day life in the kitchen. If you're a professional looking for something compact and nimble you can use on the line during service, perform various butchery tasks and small vegetable prep this is a great option. Likewise if you're a home cook these make great knives to leave out on the counter during the day to help with small breakfast and lunch tasks like cutting up fruit, maybe slicing a tomato and cutting a sandwich in half, before getting the Chef's knife out for larger dinner prep. These are great little knives that are an essential for both home cooks and professionals.
The bunka is a medium sized all purpose knife very similar to the santoku, the most popular knife in Japanese home kitchens, but with a more aggresive tip for the more detailed work. These guys can slice, dice, chop, and rock with the best of the and would be able to handle 99% of the tasks a home kitchen could throw at it, and can be great for a professional as the smaller size and lighter weight can reduce fatigue which is much more noticable when swinging a knife around 8-10 hours a day.
The gyuto is the Japanese equivalent of the western chef's knife. The gyuto differs from the chef's knife as they usually have a much flatter profile that while can still be used in a rocking motion, excels in a push cut or chopping motion. Designed to be an all purpose knife that can slice, dice, chop, and rock there isn't a task in the kitchen a 210mm (8 inch) gyuto cant handle and its the first shape we recommend people add to their collection
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.