Yu Kurosaki Raijin Gyuto 240mm

Regular price £285.00

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Hammer strikes flash across the blade to create the look of a storm created by Raijin, the god of thunder and lightning and you can enjoy every strike, every mark and indent becuase each one is unique on every knife.

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: 240mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 400mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.4mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 48.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 170 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: Cobalt Special Stainless
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal walnut with black buffalo bolster

Product SKU: 8052

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.

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