What are Kurouchi Knives?

 

 

Kurouchi is not a type of knife but refers to the black finish on the blade. The black finish is the residue left on the blade from the forging process. Usually this is polished off, but where knives have a Kurocuhi finish this black layer forms a layer of protection on the blade. The Kurouchi finish evokes the blacksmiths forge and the heat and burning from the fire and will add to the character of the knife.

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