Hatsukokoro Shirasagi White #2 Yanagiba 330mm

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A superbly finished right handed, single bevel yanagiba for making long, single clean slices while preparing sushi and sashimi.

First Impressions

The Shirasagi single bevel is an impressive selection of blades across their entire range. Made by Tamura Tooru at Myojin Hamono for Hatsukokoro, they show a great level of consistency and up close the fit and finish is of a high standard. 

These are all single bevel blades designed exclusively for right handed use.

Beauty

The Shirasagi name is inspired by the Japanese White Egret due to the use of the White #2 steel for the core of the knives (in the same way Hatsukokoro named their Kurosagi range for the Black Heron) and there's no doubt this is a great looking knife. 

The brushed migaki finish runs at a 45 degree angle along the main body of the blade cladding before it begins to taper and the finish then runs horizonally along the length of the blade before it reaches the exposed cutting edge. 

On the top side of the knife, it's a big, flat slab of steel with the 45 degree migaki brush finish running the full side of the single bevel knife. 

Paired with a tradtional octagonal teak (the deba in this range are fitted with wenge and a limited selection of new colourways are also available) wa handle this is a fabulous looking knife on either side of the blade.

In Hand

The finishing skill and attention to detail makes the shirasagi a very nice knife to hold. The rounding and edge of the heel are very comfortable indeed and it just "sits" in your hand when using a pinch grip (on the gyutos specifically) really nicely.

Durability

You can't go far wrong with the combination of White #2 core clad in soft iron. It's reliable, tried and tested over many years and will take and hold an edge very well and their overall thickness definitely make for a robust knife.

Ease of Care

Normal carbon steel care instructions apply and because this is a fully reactive knife with a soft iron cladding, it will develop a great patina over time with use.

Our Verdict

This is a single bevel collection of knives designed for right handed use only and it's a really fun to use and reassuringly thick and hefty knife (the gyutos) and in the case of the yanagiba, elegant slicers that are beautifully made and finished from a quality and reliable steel choice.

Hatukokoro have collaborated well in recent times with their partners and designed and created some really impressive knife collections and the Shirasagi is another one that's going to hit the spot at a competitive price point for those seeking a single bevel knife.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 326mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 489mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 38.9mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.3mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 296 grams
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 62±1 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak or wenge with black buffalo horn and limited colourways
  • Left or Right handed: Right only (Single Bevel)

Product SKU: 11711

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.

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