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Hatsukokoro is a brand in Japan which encompasses some very talented knife makers. The advantage of such a relationship is that one brand can then offer a variety of knives using the steels makers are most skilled at crafting with. This logic extends to finishes, patterns and even handle materials. It's like getting only the best a knife maker has to offer.
That Tosa kurouchi look, with the edge sharpness and retention of blue (aogami) steel #2 means you are looking at the Kumokage line from Hatsukokoro. The Damascus as well as the cladding is iron, and as such great care should be taken in ensuring this knife is bone dry when storing to avoid rusting.
A 210mm gyuto is by far one of our most popular knife styles and length. Whether you are a home cook or a busy on the line professional chef, there's just something about 210mm that fits the sweet spot for most. Kind of like having a shoe that's half a size larger so when you decide to put on a warmer pair of socks, the shoe still fits seamlessly. To tie it back to knives, what we mean is, 210mm is a very versatile length which belongs in any kitchen!
Looking for that perfect custom handle to pair with this blade? Look no further than our custom handle page here!
Core Steel: Blue (aogami) #2 carbon steel
Cladding: Iron Damascus
Blade Length: 210mm
Spine: 2.5mm at heel
Blade Height: 46mm at heel
Handle: No handle