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.

With a tall blade and rounded nose, the Santoku is a versatile, all over, knife that is suitable for cutting meat, fish, or vegetables. The name Santoku means “Three-purpose” (virtues). Used mainly with chopping and push cuts.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro
Series: SKD Nashiji
Knife type: Santoku
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): 152