Hatsukokoro White #2 Shirasagi Single Bevel Gyuto 210mm Wenge Handle
Hatsukokoro’s Shirasagi line translates to “egret” (a white, heron-like bird) and is forged by Tamura Toru. The sharpener for this line is Myojin Tateo, father of famous sharpener Myojin Naohito who is known for his work on knives such as the Fujiyama series from Konosuke. 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 Shirasagi line are constructed from White #2 carbon steel and clad in soft iron, giving them applaudable edge retention and performance while remaining very easy to sharpen. Like the Kumokage line, the thickness in the spines of these blades lend its users a sturdy, weighted feel in the hand. All knives from this line are single bevel in profile, making them a unique sharpening project for enthusiasts as well as useful for niche tasks.
This blade features a unique single-bevel geometry on a 'chef's knife'. As it may be quite unusual for a general purpose blade, we actually find this blade to be something more of a 'thin' mioroshi deba, given the profile and the thickness.
Profile: Single Bevel Gyuto
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Wenge & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 350mm
Edge Length: 200mm
Handle to Tip Length: 216mm
Blade Height: 45mm
Handle Length: 133mm
Hand Orientation: Right Handed