Yu Kurosaki Houou Rainbow Damascus Santoku

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Stunning layering of alternating brass and copper create a wonderful visual along the highly versatile santoku.

First Impressions

The houou is a thinner, flater grind than some of the other Kurosaki ranges and so sharpness right out of the box is impressive as you would expect and food release on the smoother polished finish will be good.

Beauty

We're committed fans of the design and unique finishes on all Kurosaki knives and this range is no different. The rainbow damascus layering is created by the alternating brass and copper running through the knife. 

It's not as pronounced as the rainbow damascus seen on the Tsukasa Hinoura knives but the contrasting layering change between that brass and copper is fantastic and something you'll find yourself looking closely at!

Durability

The VG10 and stainless cladding that is widely used by Kurosaki in their knives is reliable and durable and so you won't have any problems keeping a wicked edge on your knife.

Ease of Care

As it's a stainless knife, care tips would simply follow our normal instructions and you'll have no issues. For a knife like the houou we'd definitely recommend showing it off on a rack or block when you're not using it.

Our Verdict

Overall, this is another one from Yu Kurosaki's workshop that's going to be very popular.

Obviously his skill in knife making is top notch but it's his ability to create new and interesting designs and finishes that adds to the value of his knives as both high performance kitchen knives and pieces of visual art that look great on your wall once you've finished food prep.

We fully expect demand to wildly outstrip supply of this range for some time!

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 170mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 314mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.8mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 45.9mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 119 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Rainbow Damascus
  • Steel Type - Core: VG10
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 60-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Walnut with black buffalo horn

Product SKU: 10752

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Blacksmith Profile

Yu Kurosaki

Master Nokaji and senior teacher at Takefu Knife Village, the skill and craft put into each of his knives is clear to see.

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Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

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