Yu Kurosaki R2 Shizuku Gyutou 180mm
Yu Kurosaki R2 Shizuku Gyutou 180mm

Chubo Knives

Yu Kurosaki R2 Shizuku Gyutou 180mm

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Yu Kurosaki is a talented young blacksmith working out of Takefu, Japan. He is known for forging exceptional knives with excellent fit and finish in a variety of steels and finishes. 

This line is forged out of R2 / SG2, which is well known for its outstanding edge retention. Kurosaki-san hammers each of these knives with a unique 'shizuku' or teardrop pattern and finishes with a beautiful octagonal rosewood handle. This knife is stainless clad and requires little or no maintenance.

Handle material

Rosewood
Blade length 180mm  (7.1")
Thickness at spine  3.3 mm
Blade Height
 44 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62-63

Bevel / Edge
Double (50/50)
Weight 4.4 ounces / 125 grams
  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives

Specifications

Handle material

Rosewood
Blade length 180mm  (7.1")
Thickness at spine  3.3 mm
Blade Height
 44 mm
Hardness (Rockwell scale) 62-63

Bevel / Edge
Double (50/50)
Weight 4.4 ounces / 125 grams

Use & Care

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut frozen foods
  • Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your Japanese chef knives