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.
This line of knives is made in the knife making mecca, Seki city. Seki has for centuriesbeen a hub for trade and is known as one on the largest knife producing cities in the world. These knives are san-mai construction. San-mai directly translates to 3 layers sandwiched together. The core of the knife is made with VG5 Takefu steel. This type of steel is commonly found in high-end food processor blades, so it is quite resistant to wear and easy sharpen.
All knives are made with a western style pakka wood handle with a welded bolster. This type of handle construction gives the knife a centre balance and heftier feel. Pakka wood is made from recycled wood and resin. It is sandwiched together and pressed, making it super tough to withstand abuse.