Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki 黒崎 優
Type of steel: Powder Steel
Channel: Piqué Maple Wood
Blade length: 270mm
Duration: 63-65 HRC
Channel Manufacturer: Martin Trembay
Series: October 2020 No.9
Yu Kurosaki apprenticed with Hiroshi Kato as one of the greatest blacksmiths of recent decades. Kato-san taught him well since he received his designation as master blacksmith by the Echizen Blacksmith Foundation only 17 years after he began forging in Kanehiro-Uchi-Hamono in 2002. Kurosaki-san claims that he was not a natural blacksmith, he thought several times to stop his learning. After selling his first knife to an extremely satisfied customer, his confidence grows exponentially. Since that day his desire to make blades for cooks has exploded!
His knives represent the future of the forge in Japan as he focuses on traditional technique while using innovative and progressive designs and finishes that have attracted the attention of many chefs around the world.
I am extremely pleased to introduce this range of knives right here at Stay Sharp in Montreal.
I strongly believe that the technique and the hundreds of years of expertise that the Japanese possess in the art of forging are second to none! However, in Quebec, we have a certain talent for cabinet-make, as confirmed by these magnificent sleeves personalised by Martin Tremblay.
He is passionate about quality objects, as much their design and beauty, without compromising in terms of function. He discovered a passion, among other things, for woodworking and Japanese kitchen knives. A happy marriage occurred when he produced his first rounds of knives and sayas to live up to his standards. He strives to choose, among the most beautiful wood species, the pieces that present the most aesthetic textures and colors. he hopes to offer you a product that will preserve or awaken your passion for cooking.