Yu Kurosaki Shizuku Gyuto 240mm

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An incredible high polish patterned finish unique to every knife makes this beautiful range stand out a mile.

A beautiful knife, the Gyuto is the Japanese equivalent of a chef's knife. Kurosaki San's exceptionally beautiful hammered finish is stunning to look at and a pleasure to use.

First Impressions

Incredibly sharp, the blade is made up of R2 powdered steel sandwiched between a hammered stainless steel cladding. The R2 steel is very highly regarded, has excellent wear resistance and a high edge retention. This combined means it is incredibly easy to sharpen.

Beauty

Yu Kurosaki makes knives that really stand out. These truly have the wow factor with their unique hammered and highly polished finish. A knife rack filled with this range would be a sight to behold!

In Hand

The octagonal handle we know well from many Japanese knives is very comfortable and the blacksmith has taken the time round off all the parts where your fingers may touch if using a pinch grip. Lightweight and with a good balance point you will use less effort when cutting for long periods.

Durability

Japanese blades are all about sharpness and the ability to cut. To achieve that they are always thinner than most Western knives. As a result a little extra care is needed with them. That said they are more than up to the job of working in any kitchen be it pro or home.

Ease of Care

R2 powdered steel is a stainless steel so you need do no more than use, wipe, dry and store! The handle being wood should not be immersed in water. Job done.

Our Verdict

The combination of the outstanding blade and the quality from Yu Kurosaki means we believe these knives are great value for money.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 243mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 399mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 51.6mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 176 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: R2
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 61-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal rosewood

Product SKU: 1906

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.

Compatable saya or guard

The Shizuku is quite a tall gyuto so the only guard that is available at the moment is the gyuto sized blade guard.

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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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Helping you find the perfect knife

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

Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

Ally & James

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