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 White-2 (Shirogami-2) Stainless Clad Nashiji line is manufactured by Yoshikane Hamono exclusively for Hatsukokoro. It has the same incredible fit and finish as the Yoshikane knives. Made of White-2 carbon with a stainless clad steel that provides protection from easy rusting.

The Nakiri, that looks like a small cleaver, is a specialized knife for vegetables. It is a double bevel knife and has a tall, thin blade in order to go through vegetables easily. It is a very popular knife throughout Japan as well as the rest of the world because its specialized profile makes the veggie preparation so easy. Feels nimble in the handle despite its size and its thin blade is designed for precise cuts. Perfect for chopping, slicing and push cuts.