Hatsukokoro Kurokaze White 2 Kurouchi Stainless Clad Santoku 180mm

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The new Hatsukokoro White 2 Kurouchi Stainless Clad Gyuto reminds me the old version Mazaki gyuto: both are tall blades, with fat tang, and most importantly, amazing performance. 

Unlike the Mazaki with soft iron cladding that is hard to look after in the kitchen, the Hatsukokoro Kurokaze has stainless clad for easy maintenance, while its White 2 steel core provides excellent edge retention, ultimate sharpness, and ease in sharpening.

Its Kurouchi finish with raw, organic, and distinctive appearance provides the natural characteristics of the steel, showcases the craftsmanship behind the knife, and adds a touch of traditional elegance to the blade.

In all, the Hatsukokoro Kurokaze White 2 gyuto offers superior performance and great price. The tall heel and thick spine make it a choice as a sturdy workhorse. 


Hatsukokoro Kurokaze 180 mm
Weight 160 g
Total Length  mm
Tip to Heel Length 186 mm
Blade Height at Heel 44 mm
Width of Spine Above Heel 4.5 mm
Width of Spine at Middle of Blade 2.5 mm
Width of Spine at about 2cm from tip
1.1 mm


Steel type: White 2 core with stainless clad

Hardness (HRC): 61-62

Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available. 

Most of our products are handmade in Japan, and sometimes the one that you receive maybe slightly different to the photo. This is very common and in no way it will affect the performance of the product.

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