This new line of knives from Hatsukokoro is named Saihyo which translates to diamond dust. Hatsukokoro is a wholesaler based in Amagasaki, Japan. Their collaborative approach to business make them a very fun company to work with.Their ever expanding range of knives has something for every skill level, from one of a kind honyaki masterpieces to everyday use knives for culinary students and home cooks.
The Saihyo line is made in Seki, Japan. Seki-city is a world famous knife making powerhouse hosting the Seki City cutlery festival and drawing knife aficionado's from around the world. These knives are ground with a slight convex and super thin, easily landing them in the laser category. The use of SG2 for a cutting steel makes these knives very desirable for it's ease of use and long lives edges. The suminagashi damascus cladding draws you in with super intricate details, making these knives a spectacular choice for a gift .
We have chosen to fix an octagonal teak handle with buffalo horn collar to these knives. Teak is a hardwood that not only looks pretty, it is great a repelling water and holding up to wear over time.