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 Yanagiba (meaning willow leaf blade) is the traditional Japanese Sashimi knife. Used mainly to cut thin slices of fish without damaging the cells of the delicate fish protein. It can also be used for meat. The 270mm size is the most common for medium to big pieces of fillets.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro
Series: Shirasagi
Knife type: Yanagiba 270
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 260/420
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): 4,3
Blade height at heel (mm): 34
Weight (gr): 210