Yu Kurosaki Raijin Gyuto 270mm

Regular price £320.00

Currently out of stock (When is it back?) (0)

An absolutely astonishing gyuto, when you get to the larger sized knives everything is bigger, bolder and more fun! Those marks made with a bespoke hammer just for this range, the height and length of the blade all make for a knife you're going to just want to use for everything and admire on the wall when you're not cooking!

First Impressions

Outstanding performance as you'd expect from all knives made by Kurosaki san. The edge is excellent out of the box and the knives are reasonably light and well balanced. 


Stunning. Inspired by the god of thunder, lightning and storms you can see the custom hammer finish flashing across every blade in tribute to Raijin. Paired with a simple walnut and black buffalo wood handle the Raijin will catch the eye and stand out a mile in any kitchen.

In Hand

Light and well balanced with a typical octagonal wooden handle the Raijin is nimble and the smooth finish of the notch is a nice touch adding to the overall feel of quality throughout.


At 63HRC and made from a Cobalt Special Stainless steel the edge retention and durability are excellent and we'd expect them to remain sharp with minimal effort and honing between sharpening. 

Ease of Care

The Cobalt Special Stainless is easy to look after and requires minimal maintenance with just the normal care instruction of wash and dry between uses and avoid dishwashers! We'd suggest storing your knives on a rack or in a saya or using a simple blade guard. 

Our Verdict

Kurosaki san is already one of the youngest master blacksmiths and has for years had an impressive global reputation for the quality of his knives and the standard of his workmanship and despite the high standard, we think the price for the Raijin is very reasonable and represents great value for money for a true work of art.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 270mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 445mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.17mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 56mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 206 grams
  • Core Steel: Cobalt Special Stainless
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal walnut with black buffalo bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 8053

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

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

View all knives from Yu Kurosaki

You might also like these

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

Ally & James

About us  |  Our promise  |  Contact us