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Yu Kurosaki SG2 Senko bunka 165mm with custom saya

Yu Kurosaki SG2 Senko bunka 165mm with custom saya

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The Yu Kurosaki Senko SG2 bunka 165mm is a high-quality Japanese knife handcrafted by the esteemed blacksmith Yu Kurosaki from Echizen, Japan. Renowned for his exceptional craftsmanship, Kurosaki is known for creating knives that are highly regarded among culinary professionals.


The Senko series is distinguished by its star-shaped tsuchime (hammered) finish on the blade, adding both aesthetic appeal and functionality to the knife. The SG2 core steel used in this knife offers outstanding edge retention and corrosion resistance, making it ideal for professional use in the kitchen.

The knife features an octagonal rosewood handle that provides a comfortable and secure grip, enhancing the knife's overall performance and ease of use. The Bunka blade style, ("K-tip Santoku"), offers a versatile and multipurpose design, making it suitable for various cutting tasks in the kitchen.

(Updated 06/17: We've updated the product page. The remaining stock of this Kurosaki bunka now comes with a custom magnolia saya with an ebony pin.)

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Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen, Fukui, Japan
Knife type: bunka
Finish: tsuchime

Construction type: warikomi
Cladding: stainless clad
Core steel: SG2
Steel type: stainless steel

Overall length: 313mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 168mm
Blade height at heel: 48.4mm
Spine thickness at handle: 2.2mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.2mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.0mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.1mm
Weight: 121g
*Please note that measurements may slightly vary between individual handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives due to their artisanal nature.


Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal rosewood
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

Note: Proper care is crucial for Japanese knives, like this Yu Kurosaki SG2 Senko bunka knife. Explore our concise care guide for expert tips on maintaining its exceptional performance.


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Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.

Care Guide

Proper care is essential for Japanese kitchen knives. Here are some important points to consider:
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge, particularly if you're a beginner.

  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.

  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting. If you prefer a lower-maintenance option, stainless or stainless-clad carbon knives are recommended.

  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.

  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.

  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Japanese kitchen knives. Remember, proper care and attention will enhance your culinary experience and protect your investment.

FAQs: Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-20 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at info@zahocho.com to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.

Refunds

  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

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