Yu Kurosaki was awarded the title of “master blacksmith” by the Japanese government in recognition of his excellence in traditional craftsmanship. He is the youngest knifemaker to ever receive the esteemed accolade. Kurosaki is highly esteemed for his distinctive and unconventional blade designs, often surprising observers with each new creation.
By merging modern metallurgic technologies with age-old forging methods, his knives boast an unrivaled quality in both sharpness and performance that persists over time. Presently, Mr. Kurosaki operates his forge at the esteemed Takefu Knife Village in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture in the company of other talented artisans.