Hatsukokoro Ginyo Damascus nakiri EN
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Hatsukokoro Ginyo damascus nakiri is a typical Japanese blade. Despite its shape resembling a chopper, the nakiri is an extremely thin blade used for cutting vegetables.
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 black ash burl, spacers in resin and rosewood from Honduras, ferrule and bottom cap in bog oak (exemplary about 5000 years old).
Blacksmith: Yoshihiro Yauji
Steel: Ginsan with damask steel coating
Hardness: 62-63 HRC
Blade length: 17cm
Blade height: 5.02 cm
Heel thickness: 2.5 mm
Thickness at the tip: 1 mm