Hatsukokoro Blue#2 Kurouchi Single Bevel Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm

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Big, bold and ready to go - the right handed only single bevel kiritsuke gyuto is going to make light work of your prep and looks great while doing it!

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.


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.


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.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 232mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 388mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 48.9mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.9mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 295 grams
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #2
  • 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: 12154

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

Meet the maker

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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