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 Shirasagi line is made of Aogami-2 Carbon steel (Blue-2) and features a “blacksmith’s Kurouchi finish. Has a Wa Wenge handle and these series are designed for hard heavy duty professional work.

The Honesuki is a rather small knife specifically created for filleting chicken and poultry. It’s the Japanese equivalent to the boning knife with a flatter and higher profile. This design makes it easy to chop through the joints of the chicken (rabbits etc) when you ‘re filleting them. The tip of the knife is usually thin, so it can glide easily through flesh. The heel of the blade is used for hard bits, and the tip is used for articulate slicing. The 150mm is the most common size.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro
Series: Shirasagi
Knife type: Honesuki 150
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 145/287
Grind: Single Bevel
Finish: Kurouchi
Steel type: Aogami – 2 (Blue-2)
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 62
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Wenge / Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):  4,3/0,4
Blade height at heel (mm): 43,5
Weight (gr): 157