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Hatsukokoro Knives

Hatsukokoro Hayabusa AS Santoku 180mm

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This is a food prep knife designed for users who value excellent sharpness and edge retention. They are best honed with leather strops and sharpened on high-grit waterstones.

The blades are stainless-clad Aogami Super(Blue Super) steel, which offers exceptional edge retention but must be kept dry.

The handles are octagonal wenge and buffalo horn.

H & K is a Japanese knife manufacturer and their house brand is called Hatsukoro. The brand is supplied by a handful of manufacturers from different notable knifemaking regions such as Seki and Tosa. Our first import shipment from H & K included the Kumokage line and the Shinkiro line. The Hayabusa lines also come in other high grade stainless and semi stainless steel. We think they offer exceptional performance and beauty for the price.

Kitchen knives are used to cut the ingredients in your food. Japanese kitchen knives are famous for their sharpness and edge retention. Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.