Hatsukokoro Hayabusa Silver 3 Gyuto 210mm

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Light and well balanced this gyuto is a real laser that falls through food and is a perfect every day knife for a wide range of food prep jobs.

First Impressions

Like the other knives in Hatsukokoro's lineup, the Silver 3 shares a common profile that is very much that of a laser. The entire line is very thin and out of the box feels like a quality blade. 


The blades have a traditional migaki finish on the cladding running down to the silver 3 core steel and Hatsukokoro make more use of machine tech for things like engraving the kanji on this collection which gives a nice feel for consistency across the range. 

Because the blade is a little more on the understated side, we've paired them with some of Hatsukokoro's maple colour handles available in a range of choices just give them just a little extra pizzazz! 

In Hand

This is a laser of a knife and as such the blade is very light, when paired with the relatively lightweight maple handles the overall feel is for a very light knife so they're extremely nimble and most certainly for those who prefer a lightweight knife in hand.


A Silver 3 core clad in stainless is a becoming a more common combination thanks to its edge retention quality and ease of care.

This range is hardened to 60±1HRC so isn't quite as hard as the HAP40 for example but offers a more forgiving edge with a lower risk of chipping but you would need to sharpen a little more often than higher hardness knives.

Ease of Care

You'll find Silver 3 holds an edge well and is generally easy to sharpen so just follow our normal care instructions and we'd suggest checking out a knife care kit for longer term maintenance. 

Our Verdict

As we've mentioned previously, the entire "Hayabusa" line is an impressive one from Hatsukokoro.

This range is an interesting combination of using new machine production tech and traditional sharpening and handle fitting is all done by hand.

There's a great level of consistency across the knives in the range thanks to the use of more modern machinery which allows Hatsukokoro to keep initial production costs down without compromising on the finish which is done by hand.

If you're looking for a lightweight laser at an excellent price it's certainly a range you should consider.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 217mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 360mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 46.9mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.88mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 122 grams
  • Core Steel: Silver 3
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 60±1 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal maple with colour trim
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: HAT-048

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.

Protection & care for this knife

We recommend the 210mm gyuto magnolia saya (the narrow fit is better) as well as the large gyuto size (27x5.5cm) blade guard fit this knife.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker


Based in Seki city, Hatsukoroko employ a range of techniques and work with a selection of master blacksmiths working entirely by hand and for some ranges, they make use of modern machinery to combine craft with extreme precision.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

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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