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.
The Petty is one of the most commonly used knives in the kitchen. A small, general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes that also can be used in handheld cuts.
|Hatsukokoro / Nakagawa|
|Ebony no ferrule|