Yoshihiro Kurouchi Black Forged Suminagashi Damascus Blue Steel #1 Sujihiki Kiritsuke Japanese Slicer Knife

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Our handmade Yoshihiro Suminagashi Kurouchi Series are unparalleled in their performance. Suminagashi translates as floating ink and refers to the beautiful marbled wave like patterns that extend through the blade from the tip to the heel, unveiling a new mosaic with every sharpening. The Black Forged ‘Kurouchi’ finish consists of the carbonized coating created during heat treating and provides for a characteristic look and a rustic aesthetic to the blade.
With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 63-64, the inner core of Blue High Carbon Steel #1 is prized for its high edge retention. It is sandwiched in between carbon steel in the traditional Warikomi style to add to its durability and ease sharpening. It takes a very high degree of skill to create knives of such exceptional performance and exquisite beauty with a steel of this caliber and is a testament to the extraordinary skill of the artisans.
One of the most essential knives a chef can have is a Japanese slicing knife known as a Sujihiki Kiritsuke knife. The Sujihiki Kiritsuke is a slicing knife with a long narrow blade that smoothly slices through meat or vegetables and preserves the integrity of each ingredient’s freshness. The Sujihiki Kiritsuke has a sword-tip that helps balance the weight of the knife and is recommended for chefs who are interested in a Sujihiki but prefer a slightly heftier knife.

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