Hatsukokoro White #2 Shirasagi Kiritsuke 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.
A Kiritsuke is a traditional Japanese slicing blade that is single-sided/beveled. It is a cross between an Usuba and a Yanagiba with an exaggerated slanted tip for precision work.
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Wenge & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 348mm
Edge Length: 201mm
Handle to Tip Length: 215mm
Blade Height: 46.1mm
Handle Length: 133mm
Hand Orientation: Right Handed