Yu Kurosaki Raijin Gyuto 180mm

Regular price £230.00

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The blade is adorned with incredible hammer strikes to represent the thunder and lightning created by the god from who the knife takes its name and owning one would be like collecting a piece of fine art you can use and enjoy every day.


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.


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. 

Value for money

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.

Technical details

  • Blade Length: 180mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 321mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2.2mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 40mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight: 115 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: Cobalt Special Stainless
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 63 HRC
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • Handle material: Octagonal walnut with black buffalo bolster

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

A card presentation box you can use for storing the knife or giving as a gift along with the knife which is wrapped in corrosion protective paper.

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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