Hatsukokoro Ginyo Ginsan petty 150mm EN


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Hatsukokoro Ginyo Ginsan petty 150mm is the Japanese equivalent of a paring knife, a blade which thanks to its characteristics is very versatile, especially its height and length which are greater than a western paring knife.

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.

The handle

Handcrafted, the handle is made of stabilized and dyed palm wood, resin spacers and spalted poplar.

Technical sheet

Brand: Hatsukokoro

Blacksmith: Yoshihiro Yauji

Series: Ginyo

Steel: Ginsan with damask steel coating

Hardness: 62-63 HRC

Type: Petty 150mm

Blade length: 15.1cm

Blade height: 3.71 cm

Heel thickness: 2 mm

Thickness at the tip: 0.5 mm

Weight: 96 g

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg


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