Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue #2 Gyuto 210mm

Regular price £360.00

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A superbly finished tall mid sized gyuto that would be a feature in any collection.

First Impressions

Wow! This is a big knife, the Komorebi has been designed to provide additional height for those who prefer a taller knife and it's instantly noticeable they're a taller profile and a relatively thick knife along the spine but that tapers to the excellently finished edge that has been hand finished on natural stones.


In Hatsukokoro's words, "Komorebi is an untranslatable word, which eloquently captures the effect of sunlight streaming through the leaves of the trees. The shadow created on the ground, or even in our curtains, describes this everyday beauty".

It's hard to put it more poetically, this is an understated knife once you get past its size but there's a lot of visual depth to it and it will patina and age magnificently.

In Hand

In hand, the knife is comfortable and well balanced but of course given its a taller profile you can feel that extra height and it's nice to have the additional clearance for larger items.


You'll have no problems with long term use, the 3 layer blue #2 core and cladding construction provides a durable edge and will patina nicely with use over time. 

Ease of Care

Follow our normal and carbon steel and general care tips and this is a knife you'll enjoy for many years. 

Our Verdict

If you've been looking for a bigger gyuto and extra height clearance then this is undoubtedly one to consider. The finish is excellent and the attention to detail is clear to see and right out of the box you can feel the natural stone finish that's been applied.

There's no doubt it's priced at a very competitive point with some significant and high profile premium knives as its competition but it doesn't feel out of place as a knife you might look to invest in for your heaviest use.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 217mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 365mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 53.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 3.47mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 177 grams
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #2
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 60-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak with black buffalo
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: HAT-0008

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

Due to the height and thickness of the spine of this knife we currently only have the gyuto sized blade guard which will protect the blade.

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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