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 undisclosed but some of the most experienced blacksmiths.

The Kurokaze line is an amazing value for money. Made of Shirogami-2 (White-2) steel with a stainless clad for easier maintenance, with a nice Kurouchi finish and a Wa octagonal Walnut handle. They have a wide bevel grind and they are thin behind the edge,

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 210mm is the most commonly used size, handy for both professional and home cooks.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro
Series: Kurokaze
Knife type: Gyuto 210mm
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 210 / 360
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Kurouchi
Steel type: Shirogami-2 (White-2) / Stainless clad
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 61
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Walnut / Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 3,35 / 0,2
Blade height at heel (mm): 52
Weight (gr): 165