Hatsukokoro is a brand by a company in Japan of Knife enthusiasts. They work closely with Top blacksmiths like Satoshi Nakagawa, Yu Kurosaki, and Shiro Kamo. Sharpeners that work with Hatsukokoro are Morihiro Hamono, Naohito Myojin, and Tateo Myojin. hese knives are characterized by consistent premium grinds, affordable prices, and profiles that work well for both rock chopping and push cutting. Hatsukokoro knives are known for a beautiful grind and polish, as well as generous heel height to prevent knuckles from contacting the board when cutting.