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Makoto Kurosaki SG2 Tsuchime Sakura Sujihiki 270mm

$233.00 USD $209.00 USD

Specifications

Style: Sujihiki
Blade Length: 270mm
Overall Length: 420mm
Weight: 150g
Blade Height @ Heel: 40mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2mm
Blade Material: SG2 Core, Stainless Tsuchime Clad
HRC: ~64

 

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Blade Type

The Sujihiki knife, a traditional Japanese slicer, is designed for carving and fileting. With its long, narrow blade, typically ranging from 240mm to 330mm, it excels in creating clean, smooth cuts through meat and fish. Its length ensures long, uninterrupted strokes, making it perfect for precise slicing tasks.

Steel Type

Japanese SG2, also known as R2 steel, is a high-end, powdered metallurgy stainless steel and one of the finest knife-making steels available in Japan. It is a favourite of many for its exceptional hardness and edge retention. Its fine, uniform grain structure enables razor-sharp edges, all the while holding an edge for much longer than Carbon steel knives, without needing to be concerned about rust appearing.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

Introducing

Makoto Kurosaki

Makoto Kurosaki is the older brother of Yu Kurosaki. They started their blacksmith careers together working under Kato-San and Makoto is still an apprentice with him. He also works from time to time with his brother who has moved to his own blacksmith shop and studio in Echizen.

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Knife Care

This knife is made with a stainless steel and is easy going and low on maintenance. It has high chromium content, meaning it is generally considered safe to leave wet on the board for short periods of time. is still best practice to not leave this knife to air dry as it's stain-less not stain-none! Wipe down after washing the knife and store away from any sources of moisture. 

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