Hatsukokoro Ginyo Damascus gyuto 240mm is the Japanese equivalent of a chef’s knife, a blade that thanks to its characteristics lends itself to a very versatile use.
History and curiosity
Since its establishment in 2013, H&K Co. Ltd has sought out the best products Japan has to offer. In 2019, we developed our original brand “Hatsukokoro”. The word Hatsukokoro comes from the Japanese proverb “don’t forget your original intention”.
Due to the contracts stipulated between the brand and the blacksmiths, sometimes the identity of certain blacksmiths remains a mystery, which makes things a little more exciting.
Yoshihiro Yauji is a highly skilled blacksmith and the mastermind behind this series of Ginyo knives, made from Ginsan tsuchime Damascus steel. That’s a lot to unpack, we know! Ginsan (or Silver Steel #3) is a stainless steel that has a high carbon content and the cutting feel is equal to a carbon steel (oxidizable) knife, without the hassle of extra maintenance. These knives really have not only beautiful finishes and patterns, but great attention to detail.
Handcrafted, the handle is made of dyed and stabilized sequoia burl, copper and resin spacers.
Blacksmith: Yoshihiro Yauji
Steel: Ginsan with damask steel coating
Hardness: 62-63 HRC
Type: gyuto 240mm
Blade length: 24.3cm
Blade height: 5.2 cm
Heel thickness: 2.3 mm
Thickness at the tip: 0.4 mm
Weight: 189 g