Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Black Finish Blue Steel #1 Kurouchi Sujihiki Slicer Chef Knife with Shitan Wood Handle

日本製 Made in Japan
$220.00 $179.99
Product Code: TKUSU240SH

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日本製 Made in Japan

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*Recommended to purchase with Custom-Cut Saya Knife Cover Sheath
Blue High Carbon Steel with a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 62-63 is considered to be the top of its class in high carbon steel metallurgy.


Our handmade Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Blue High Carbon Steel Kurouchi Sujihiki Multipurpose Chefs knife are unparalleled in their performance. Mizu Yaki is a meticulous process of pure water quenching that draws out the hardness of refined steel while infusing it with enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, Kurouchi translates as Black Forged and is a traditional Japanese method of crafting high carbon knife. This unique style of forging offers an unpolished rustic finish. With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 62-63, the inner core of Blue Steel #1 is prized for its high edge retention.

Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chefs knife to make every meal into something special. One of the most essential knives a chef and a cook can have is a Japanese slicing knife known as a Sujihiki knife. From slicing filets of fish fresh from the fish monger 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. Yoshihiro Sujihiki slicing knives are perfect for table-side carving during holidays and special occasions.

Care & Sharpening
Care & Sharpening: Traditional Japanese knife making values a sharp edge, which requires attention and care. Sharpening and honing should be done with only water whetstones. Hand wash and dry only, and do so immediately if working with acidic ingredients. Do not use on objects such as bones, nutshells, and frozen foods.


Additional information

Knife Size

9.5" (240mm), 10.5" (270mm)

Blade Material

High Carbon Blue Steel #1

Bolster Material

Double Bolster Ebony

Edge Angle

Double Edged


Black Forged (Kurouchi)

Handle Material

Shitan Rosewood

Handle Shape




Knife Style


Saya Cover


Stain Resistant


1 review for Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Black Finish Blue Steel #1 Kurouchi Sujihiki Slicer Chef Knife with Shitan Wood Handle

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patrick (verified owner)

    A superb slicing knife that is super sharp, well constructed and handles well. Super high carbon content though so keep it well oiled 24/7.
    Looking forward to trying out some more Yoshihiro knives.

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