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 Sunaarashi series feature a  stunning swirling, mirror polished Damascus pattern, inspired by the “sandstorm” as the Sunaarashi translates to English. A very thin knife made with VG-10 stainless steel and treated to HRC 60 hardness.

The Kiritsuke is a hybrid knife, similar to a Gyuto but with a K-Tip suitable for delicate tasks and ideal for push cutting technique. It is a knife that is used as a multi-purpose knife, suitable for a wide range of tasks. Is shaped for cutting the vast majority of meats, fishes, vegetables and fruits. Can be also used as a slicer alternative to Sujihiki. The 210mm size is the most common and can suit both home cooks and professionals.

Brand / Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro
Series: Sunaarashi
Knife type: Kiritsuke
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 215 / 360
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Damascus
Steel type: VG-10
Forging method: Damascus
HRC hardness: 62
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Wenge / Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 1,7 / 0,2
Blade height at heel (mm): 47
Weight (gr): 139