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 Saihyo series (translates to Diamond dust) are made in Seki city (one of the best known knife making cities in Japan). Forged with SG2 powder stainless steel, featuring an amazing Damascus pattern and a beautiful octagonal wenge Handle.

The Kiritsuke is a hybrid knife, similar to a Gyuto but with a K-Tip suitable for delicate tasks and ideal for push cutting technique. It is a knife that is used as a multi-purpose knife, suitable for a wide range of tasks. Is shaped for cutting the vast majority of meats, fishes, vegetables and fruits. Can be also used as a slicer alternative to Sujihiki. The 240mm size is suitable for experienced  home cooks and professionals.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro
Series: Saihyo
Knife type: Gyuto 240
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 240/390
Grind: 50/50
Finish: Damascus
Steel type: SG2
Forging method: Damascus
HRC hardness:
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Wenge / Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 2,3/0,5
Blade height at heel (mm): 52
Weight (gr): 167