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 SKD Nashiji line is manufactured by Yoshikane Hamono exclusively for Hatsukokoro. It has the same incredible fit and finish as the Yoshikane knives. Made of SKD semi stainless steel that only Yoshikane knows how to master on that level, reaching an HRC 64.

A multi-purpose knife and similar to Nakiri with usually a slightly different nose shape and shorter profile. Recommended mainly for push cut, slice and chopping cutting techniques. The Bunka was developed as an evolution to Nakiri with a more pointed nose for more delicate cuts.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro
Series: SKD Nashiji
Knife type: Bunka
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 165 / 310
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Nashiji
Steel type: SKD (semi stainless)
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 64
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Wenge / Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 3,2 / 0,4
Blade height at heel (mm): 50
Weight (gr): 147