Hatsukokoro Inazuma AS Damascus Gyuto 210mm Wenge Handle
Hatsukokoro’s Inazuma line translates to “lightning” and originates from a company in Sanjo. Hatsukokoro knives are known for a beautiful grind and polish, as well as generous heel height to prevent knuckles from contacting the board when cutting.
Knives from the Inazuma line are constructed from Blue (Aogami) Super carbon steel and clad in soft iron, giving them superb edge retention and performance while remaining relatively easy to sharpen. The blade is adorned with a kaleidoscope of different patterns, featuring Damascus waves over a Kasumi finished bevel, contrasted by Tsuchime-marked dimples over a Nashiji finish.
In conjunction with their super-thin edge, these blades will cut through kitchen ingredients with great ease and efficiency. These must be used with a gentle hand as their thinness can make them prone to chipping. To preserve the beauty of the finish, ensure the entirety of the blade is cleaned and dried after each use, as the iron cladding is more prone to rusting compared to a stainless steel knife. Overall, the Hatsukokoro Inazuma AS is a solid choice for those searching for a unique carbon steel blade to round out their collection without breaking the bank.
A chef's knife ('Gyuto' in Japanese) is the most versatile blade that can handle almost anything in the kitchen. Their shape and often generous edge length mean that whether it's cutting small tomatoes or portioning a large roast, you can do it with one blade. Most cooks have multiple chef's knives and it is not hard to justify getting one more when it has so much utility.
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) Super, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Wenge & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 361mm
Edge Length: 213mm
Handle to Tip Length: 229mm
Blade Height: 47.2mm
Handle Length: 133mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous