Hatsukokoro have a selection of amazing ranges produced by some of Japan's best and most exciting Blacksmiths. Their knives are made using premium materials, traditional methods and have some of the highest quality of fit and finish we've seen. They are incredible performers and offer something quite exciting with their unique bade patterns and styles.
The Range - Saihyo SG2 Damascus
The Saihyo range is a thin, laser-like profile allowing some of the sharpest cutting around. With the gorgeous mirrored Damascus finish and subtle Japanese handle, these knives are a light and easy joy to use.
The Steel - SG2/R2 Stainless Steel
This range is made using SG2 stainless steel. SG2 (sometime called R2) is a premium steel which is harder than many other stainless steels. The hardness allows the knife to get sharper, stay sharper longer and out perform softer steels making it one the best performers around. The hardness does require a little more elbow grease when sharpening the knife though, but you will need to do it less often.
The Model - Santoku
Similar to a Gyuto chef’s knife, the Santoku offers a large light blade with a taller profile and a flatter belly, making the knife excellent for a more ‘up and down’ chopping motion for meat, fish or vegetables. Blades vary from 160mm to 180mm. This is a great knife if you want an all rounder with shorter blade and a good weight to it.
Please read our guidance pages below to help you make the right choice and make the most of the knives you choose or get in touch with us and we'll happily discuss and help you find the perfect knife for you.