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Yu Kurosaki 240mm Gyuto HAP40 Gekko Oak Handle

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Forged by Yu Kurosaki in Takefu Japan. Yu Kurosaki is a relatively young blacksmith working out of Takefu Japan, he began smithing in 2002 and apprenticed under Hiroshi Kato. Kurosaki-san incorporates many of his own designs utilizing new steels as well as working in more traditional materials. 

Hap 40 made by Hitachi's Yasugi Specialty Steels is a high alloy powder metal with exceptionally excellent edge holding and toughness. HAP 40 is not a stainless alloy but rusts slowly given it's rich alloy composition, sometimes referred to as 'semi-stainless'. 

Steel Type

HAP40 Semi-Stainless

Handle Material

Oak

Weight

189g

Total Length

404mm

Cutting Edge Length

249mm

Height at Heel

56mm

Width

2.10mm

This is a stainless steel knife. It should be hand washed and towel dried. Habitual dishwasher use will result in degraded edge and handle. Consistent long term exposure to moisture can lead to oxidation.

Twisting, scraping and heavy use as well as use on hard and very dense objects can lead to edge damage. Using a quality wooden cutting board will keep a sharper edge for longer. Materials like glass, ceramic and bamboo should be avoided and will make the edge go dull quickly.

We recommend hand sharpening on whetstones. We have found that most Japanese knives perform best at a finer finish starting around 4000 grit. Avoid pull through sharpeners and non-water cooled mechanized sharpening. Ceramic honing rods are preferred.

Yu Kurosaki 240mm Gyuto HAP40...

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