Hatsukokoro Blue#2 Kurouchi Single Bevel Honesuki with custom handle

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Big, bold and ready to go - the right handed only single bevel honesuki is going to make light work of breaking down proteins and looks great while doing it. We've paired it with a one-off custom pink/blue boxholder burl and white trustee collared handle from UK craftsman@letshandlethis.

First Impressions

Impressive out of the box thanks to the sharpening work of Myojin Tateo that compliments Tamura Toru's forging, this is a range of well designed and finished blades across all the different sizes and profiles.

Beauty

More often than not, single bevel knives have a polished finish so it's nice to see something a little different here and the kurouchi finish on the underside of the knife paired with a very subtle tsuchime finish. 

They're great looking knives that retain a nice visual connection with the forging process.

In Hand

There's a definite feeling of significant weight throughout the range and in hand they feel sturdy - ready to tackle anything but remain well balanced and easy to work with.

Durability

Blue #2 is a common and reliable choice for a lot of knives because of its durability, ease of care and edge retention properties and there's not much to worry about here when you work with one of these knives - they're built to last.

Ease of Care

Follow our normal care and carbon steel guidelines and store your knives on a magnetic rack or use a saya and you'll enjoy using this for years.

Our Verdict

The blue #2 single bevel is a great collaboration from Hatsukokoro, they've created a good looking knife that is impressive right out of the box thanks to the finishing of Myojin san. 

They're right handed only but if you're looking for a quality single bevel knife made from a classic steel and soft iron combination it's easy to work with, care for and holds an edge well so yet another collection and collaboration for Hatsukokoro to be proud of and you to enjoy.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 145mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 283mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.55mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 42.3mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 158 grams
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #2
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and therefore has some special care instructions and properties.

    Read the carbon steel care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 61~63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak with black buffalo
  • Left or Right handed: Right only (Single Bevel)

Product SKU: CUS-0014

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

A photo of various protective guards for Japanese chef knives

The only guard available is the petty blade guard due to the height and thickness of this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Blacksmith Profile

Tamura Toru + Myojin Tateo

Forged by Tamura Toru and sharpened by Myojin Tateo, this single bevel range is a collaboration Hatsukokoro have created to make yet another high quality range of knives and unusually for single bevel knives, a nice contrasting kurouchi finish.

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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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