These stunning knives from Hatsukokoro offer something quite different to an double bevel gyuto. Single Bevel gyuto knives are quite traditional in Japan but not common internationally. They offer a thick and sturdy spine and that extra weight and strength gives them a super performance and versatility too.
This range is made for Hatsukokoro by a selected master Craftsman. This time by Tamura Toora of Myojin Hamono, and boy has he done a good job.
It's made using Shirogami, or White Steel #2. This is a carbon steel with HRC of 62/63 which makes it a very sharp knife with amazing edge retention, so you will need to sharpen it less often.