Hatsukokoro Kurokaze White #2 Gyuto 210mm

Regular price £210.00

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An elegant mid sized gyuto designed to offer extra height and boasting a smooth distal taper and impressive flat grind, this is a superb daily driver for any kitchen.

First Impressions

A superb workhorse line at a very competitive price point, the Kurokaze has been designed to offer additional blade height and clearance while retaining top cutting performance.


If you're looking for a "traditional" Japanese knife then the rustic kurouchi finish and patina that develops over time on the White #2 core is about as classic as you'll get.

In Hand

Hatsukokoro designed the Kurokaze to be a taller knife for those who want more clearance and that extra height is appreciated when working with larger ingredients but the knife remains nimble in hand and well balanced and that workhorse profile and excellent distal taper glides through food with ease.


There's a great balance of edge retention and durability with the White #2 core hardened to around 61HRC. White #2 is a commonly used core steel because it's robust and quick and easy to sharpen.

Our Verdict

An outstanding knife from Hatsukokoro that hits all the sweet spots of quality, style and cutting performance and one we find very easy to recommend at this competitive price point for anyone seeking a workhorse knife with a bit of extra height.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 219mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 369mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 53.6mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.53mm (Spine width above the heel) 2.37mm (Measured halfway along spine) 1.27mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 191 grams
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 61 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak or walnut with black buffalo bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: HAT-052

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


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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