Hatsukokoro brings in masters of smithing, sharpening, and handle making to ensure quality, and a high attention to detail on their knives, so you know that you will be getting an amazing work knife.
The Inazuma line are a favorite at the shop, and really good bang for the buck! These knives are super thin, and have great fit and finish on the bevels, spine and choil. While these knives perform at a super high level, they are on the more delicate side so those with heavy hands should proceed with caution!
The Gyuto is the Japanese equivalent of the western chef's knife. The Gyuto differs from the chef's knife as they usually have a much flatter profile that while can still be used in a rocking motion, excels in a push cut or chopping motion. Designed to be an all purpose knife that can slice, dice, chop, and rock there isn't a task in the kitchen a Gyuto cant handle and its the first shape we recommend people add to their collection
This Knife is made from 3 layers of material; A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration.
Simply wipe the knife with a damp cloth immediately after use.
Wash with regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
Never put your knife in the dishwasher! The extreme heat will ruin the wooden handle.
Highly acidic ingredients (Onions, Tomatoes, Citrus) Will cause rust and oxidation to happen faster, thus the user must ensure the knife is wiped clean immediately after working with such an ingredient.
Should any rust form it can be removed using a rust eraser or a mixture of Baking soda and water to simply scrub it clean.
Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.