Yu Kurosaki Fūjin Bunka

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The precise k-tip shape and delightful finishing of this knife make it a true go-to knife for any chef. It's happy working with a wide range of ingredients and food sizes so it's a super all rounder.

First Impressions

Out of the box, the quality of the finish on the cutting edge is immediately apparent and the Fūjin is right up there with the very best knives for out of the box sharpness and Kurosaki san has once again created something special with this range.

Beauty

It's hard to avoid using too many superlatives when describing Yu Kurosaki knives so we won't. These are astonishingly beautiful knives, the hammer finish designed to invoke feelings of motion from the wind of the God Fūjin combined with the subtle exposed tapering of the core VG10 steel down to the cutting edge really do make the Fūjin every bit a piece of high performance art.

In Hand

Well balanced and relatively lightweight the knife is paired with a tradtional octagonal wa handle in walnut. It's a joy to use. 

Durability

The VG10 core steel clad in stainless is already very sharp out of the box and edge retention will be good.

Ease of Care

As a stainless knife there's not much to do other than follow the normal care rules of rinse/dry/store and avoid bones and frozen food. 

We think a knife this stunning definitely needs to be stored on a nice rack or block though, you need to show it off even when you're not using it!

Our Verdict

Given the outstanding sharpness, the design, fit and finish and Yu Kurosaki's experience and skill as a master blacksmith the Fūjin range is great value for money and much like his other ranges you're getting a great deal of skill and quality for your money.

Kurosaki's work is in high demand for good reason.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 168mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 318mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.7mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 44mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 109 grams
  • Core Steel: VG10
  • 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: 61-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal walnut
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 8354

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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