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Yu Kurosaki Kurouchi 165mm - Santoku

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Total Weight:

133 grams

Steel Type:

Aogami Super SS Clad

Rockwell Hardness:

61 - 63

Handle Materials:

Mono Wenge wood


The Shizuku line from Yu Kurosaki is another beautiful example of the work that Kurosaki San produces. Shizuku translates to "drop" which is what the look of the tsuchime (hammered) pattern is meant to resemble. The blade has a Aogami Super core steel with stainless cladding and a Kurouchi (black) finish on the top portion of the blade. The handle is made from a single piece of waterproof Wenge wood which has a beautiful dark ebony color. The fit and finish on these is excellent as with all knives from Kurosaki San. 

*The Santoku Bocho (meaning "three Virtues" or "Three uses") rivals the Gyuto for our most popular knife. It gets its popularity from its diversity and ability to tackle a wide range of tasks. They typically range in size from  130mm to 200mm have a flat edge with little to no belly and a "sheepsfoot" blade shape. Santokus are very popular among home cooks due to their versatility and to them having a slightly smaller size than a gyuto. Because a home cook tends to have a smaller space available to them and is prepping less quantity than in a professional the smaller size of a santoku makes it an excellent general purpose knife for a home cook. The smaller size also makes for a great "line knife" for a professional chef or cook when space is limited during service.*