Yoshihiro Kurouchi Black-Forged Blue Steel Stainless Clad Sujihiki Kiritsuke Slicer Knife (Ebony Handle)

Product Code: YMWASK240EH
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Recommended to purchase with Custom-cut Saya Knife Cover
Traditional Kurouchi knives will always be made out of highly reactive carbon steel but this knife is exceptional in that the Kurouchi finish is on the Stainless Cladding which is a new development in modern metallurgy and is highly rare and difficult to forge. Our Stainless 'Kurouchi' Cladding exemplifies the traditional intricate techniques of Japanese forging techniques with modern stainless metallurgy in order to produce an exceptional blade with the rustic aesthetics of a Kurouchi blade without the maintenance of high-carbon steel.

Kurouchi translates as "Black-Forged" and this unique style of forging offers a characteristic look and an unpolished rustic aesthetic finish to the blade. Our Yoshihiro Kurouchi Stainless Clad Knives are clad in 2 layers of full Kurouchi stainless steel that provides durability and protection without sacrificing its sharp cutting edge. 

With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 62-63, the inner core of Blue Steel #2 is prized for its high edge retention and provides an extremely sharp edge that is able to maintain its sharpness over extended period of time. The Kurouchi Stainless Cladding allows much of the blade to be more forgiving to exposure to moisture while still having the superior edge retention and sharpness intact.

The knife is complimented with a handcrafted octagonal Ebony wood handle which is comfortable for both left and right handed users. A Lacquered Magnolia wood Saya Cover comes together with the knife for easy and safe storage. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.


HRC 62-63 Handle Material Ebony
Grade Kurouchi Stainless Clad Bolster Material Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)
Stain Resistant Yes, except along the knife's edge Handle Shape Octagonal
Blade Material Blue Steel #2 Saya Cover Optional
Edge Angle Double Edged


  • Premium Stainless Steel Cladding: The knife features a stainless steel cladding that covers most of the blade, providing durability and resistance to corrosion on the surface.
  • Blue Steel Core for Superior Sharpness: Blue Steel is known for its exceptional sharpness and edge retention, ideal for professional chefs seeking precision cuts.
  • Maintenance Note: While the majority of the blade is stainless steel, the exposed blue steel edge can potentially rust if not properly maintained. Recommended for chefs experienced in knife care to prevent rust through regular drying and oiling after use.

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