Kurosaki Sasame

These bad boys are the latest masterpieces by Kurosaki-san. The pattern on the blade is said to look like a bamboo thicket, hence the name Sasame which translates to bamboo leaf. Thanks to Kurosaki’s top notch handiwork, they also cut like magic. Everybody in our stores has a new knife-crush.

We’re really excited about the new Cobalt Special steel from the steel makers in Takefu. It’s super stainless, has excellent edge retention, and isn’t too brittle. These knives seem to outperform even VG-10.

These blades are forged by Yu Kurosaki in Takefu Knife Village.


Steel Type Cobalt Special Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 61–62
Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle - Octagon Cherry with Red Pakka Wood Collar

These bad boys are the latest masterpieces by Kurosaki-san. The pattern on the blade is said to look like a bamboo thicket, hence the name Sasame which translates to bamboo leaf. Thanks to Kurosaki’s top notch handiwork, they also cut like magic. Everybody in our stores has a new knife-crush.

We’re really excited about the new Cobalt Special steel from the steel makers in Takefu. It’s super stainless, has excellent edge retention, and isn’t too brittle. These knives seem to outperform even VG-10.

These blades are forged by Yu Kurosaki in Takefu Knife Village.