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|
|Knife type:||Gyuto 210mm|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||210 / 360|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Steel type:||Shirogami-2 (White-2) / Stainless clad|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Octagonal / Walnut / Horn|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||3,35 / 0,2|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||52|