Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum
Kei Kobayashi R2 Sujihiki 270mm Knife with Special Red Lacquer Handle - The Sharp Chef - Authentic Japanese Chefs Knives in the UK from Yu Kurosaki, Yoshimi Kato, Yoshikane, Takamura, Takeshi Saji, Tojiro, Jikko, Masutani, Nigara Hamono, Hatsukokoro, Nakagawaand Sakai Takayuki, sharpening rods, whetstones, stones, saya sheath, handmade traditional blacksmith bladesmith steel damascus vg10 quality sharp chef knife kitchen layer hammered mirrored western handle aus-10 molybdenum

Kei Kobayashi R2 Migaki 270mm Sujihiki with Red Lacquer Handle

Kei Kobayashi

Regular price £325.00 Sale

Kei Kobayashi is a well renowned knife sharpener based in Seki City who, in recent years, has also trained as a blacksmith and now produces some of the most exquisite knives we've seen.

Kobayashi knives are finished to perfection and sharpened (as you would expect) to a staggeringly sharp edge. Like almost nothing else we've seen. 

These are real works of art with their own unique Handle designs and perfect form. 

R2 steel is a hard stainless steel used by leading blacksmiths to provide some of the best sharpness and retention specifications that can be achieved from stainless steel. It makes for a superbly sharp knife that lasts a long time but can require a little more elbow grease when sharpening due to being a harder steel.

Sujihiki -typically a long, thin, hard blade designed for slicing, commonly between 240mm and 300mm but available in 210mm to 330mm. This makes an excellent knife for filleting, carving, or slicing meat and vegetables

Sujihiki is double edged blade and can work well as a carving knife and for other longer bladed tasks.

Specifications:

Knife Type: Sujihiki
Steel Type: R2/SG2 (Stain resistant steel)
Blade Hardness: HRC 62-63
Blade Type: Double edged blade
Blade Length: 270mm (10.6")
Blade Height: 42mm (1.7")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.1")
Handle Material: Red Lacquered
Handle Length: 134mm (5.3")
Weight: 153g (5.4 ounces)

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.

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Please read our guidance pages below to help you make the right choice and make the most of the knives you choose:

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