Yu Kurosaki Fūjin Santoku

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Nimble and light like the wind that Fūjin is the god of, the santoku is a perfect all rounder used in many kitchens around the world. This knife performs every bit as exceptionally as it looks and Kurosaki's work on this range is rightfully popular and in high demand.

Performance

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.

Comfort

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!

Value for money

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.

Technical details

  • Blade Length: 165mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 310mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2.9mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 45mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight: 118 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: VG10
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 61-62 HRC
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • Handle material: Octagonal walnut

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

What you get

Each knife is sold in a black padded card presentation box to protect it although we think you'll probably want to show it off when you buy one!

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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