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.

This single bevel series, made by Tamura Tooru at Myojin Hamono for Hatsukokoro,  is inspired by the Japanese White Egret flower (as its made from White-2 carbon steel). They feature a delicate Migaki (polished) / Satin finish and a beautiful Wenge Wa octagonal handle.

The Deba is a single bevel knife traditionally designed for filleting small and medium size fishes. Nowadays, it is used by many to break down and filleting small poultry too. Its heavy, sturdy structure allows it to easily cut small bones of fish and poultry but is not recommended on larger bones as it may chip. The 165mm size is ideal to be used for filleting medium to large size fish.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro
Series: Shirasagi
Knife type: Deba
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 167 / 315
Grind: Single Bevel
Finish: Polished
Steel type: White 2
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 62
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Wenge / Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 6,7
Blade height at heel (mm): 52
Weight (gr): 278