Kiritsuke Yanagiba Kurouchi (Sashimi Knife) Aogami Steel No.2 with Kurumi Handle

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  • Regular price US$60.00


  • Blade Material : Aogami Steel No.2 (Blue Steel/ High Carbon Steel), Hardness :around HRC61 +/- 1. Handle Material : Walnut wood
  • Use : Cutting Vegetables, Meat, Fish. Good for Katsuramuki. As it is a handmade, sometimes it has small scratches and cracks of handle. We do not recommend this for those who do not like flaws.
  • Made in Japan! Handedness : Right and Left hand. (Handle has Shinogi convenient for Right Handed.)
Lovers of Japanese Handmade Items to Gather! By hammering the materials, the craftsman changes its features! Come and get to see the miracles Japanese Craftsmen make! It could have some small scratches, flaws or bent, but they are the proof of handmade! The product seems rougher than machine made ones, but the quality is great, which you cannot feel with machine made one!

Japanese knives became much thinner as it has evolved to become sharper. However, it is much harder and more durable than many of the kitchen knives in the market as it uses high-carbon material. The key to making a thin yet strong blade is the technique of forging hard steel and soft iron together, which was developed through Japanese katana making. By combining the hard steel with more resilient and softer iron, the knife can better withstand the impact. That is why our kitchen knife is thin and sharp yet unbreakable and unbendable at the same time. It is also easy to sharpen.
 
As our kitchen knife is very sharp, we recommend that you use a chopping board made of unfinished soft wood. Wash, wipe, and let it dry after use to keep it clean and hygienic.
 
By sharpening regularly, the product lasts for a long time. Contact us for the maintenance or if you need any assistance. 

What is kurouchi knife?

Kurouchi knives retain the scaly residue left from the forging process, meaning that the residue works as coating on the carbon steel to prevent from rust.
The finish of Kurouch reduces reactivity on carbon steel knives, and give the knife a very characterful, rustic aesthetic prized by many knife enthusiasts.
Kurouchi finishes vary widely in appearance, uniformity, and durability. Rarely do pictures do these finishes justice as they have a very complex look and feel to them.
Of course you need to sharpen the edge everytime after using it even if the Kurouchi coating works for the sides of blade.

It is a knife blacksmith made by traditional style. Aogami No2 steel is a superlative steel for professional knives. However,it gets rust easily so it needs maintenance . We do not recommend this for those who do not like small irregularities, as this is a handmade, it could have some. We will not accept any return requests and claims on small flaws proof of handmade.


<150mm>
Blade Length : about 150 mm (5.9 inch), Whole Length : about 280 mm (11.0 inch), Weight : about 84g (3.0oz)

 

 <180mm>

Blade Length : about 180 mm (7.1 inch), Whole Length : about 317 mm (12.5 inch), Weight : about 111g (3.9oz)