Hatsu – Kokoro means innocent spirit. A very important wholesaler from Amagasaki city in Hyogo prefecture cooperating with some of the best craftsmen in Japan. The Hatsukokoro brand is their house brand, crafted from usually undisclosed but some of the most experienced blacksmiths.

The Ginsan Series are made by Satoshi Nakagawa who is the disciple of the legendary Kenichi Shiraki and is now considered among the top 5 blacksmiths in Japan. Made by Silver3 stainless steel, one of the sharpest steels in Japanese knife making, with high edge retention but at the same time easy to sharpen. Sharpened by Morihio San, a legend among sharpeners in Sakai. Features a beautiful octagonal Wa handle made by Ebony.

Meaning “Beef knife” in Japanese, the Gyuto is the most common and basic of all knives, the Japanese version of the classic western Chef’s knife. It is used as a multi-purpose knife, suitable for meat, fish, vegetables and more. Can be used with almost all different cutting techniques. The 240mm is the right size, for both professional and experienced home cooks.

Hatsukokoro / Nakagawa
Nakagawa Ginsan
Gyuto 240
San Mai
Ginsan (Silver3)
Polished (Migaki)
Ebony no ferrule