Hatsukokoro STRIX Damascus Gyuto 210mm Ebony Handle

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Knives and Stones is excited to be the global launch partner of the all new Hatsukokoro STRIX line.

The STRIX is a brand new stainless powdered steel from Takefu Super Steel, with rated hardness of up to HRC65. The steel is not only hard, but more importantly, it provides excellent Kireaji (切味, or the "Cutting Taste").

It is also incredibly easy to sharpen: in my test it is almost as easy to sharpen as VG10 and SG2. This line of knife has a convex grind and is very thin behind the edge. For the 210mm Gyuto, the thickness behind the edge averages between 1.1mm to 1.3mm, which I consider it as a balanced thin grind: it penetrates a potato while providing very good food release.

The STRIX damascus serie knives come with octagonal stabilized birch burl handle, giving them a fresh and modern look.

Detailed Specifications
Line Hatsukokoro STRIX Damascus
Profile Gyuto / Chefs Knife
Bevel Type Double Bevel
Weight 187 g        6.6 oz
Edge Length 205 mm   .8.07 inch
Heel Height 49 mm     .1.93 inch
Width @ Spine 2.6 mm     0.1 inch
Width @ Mid 2.4 mm     0.09 inch
Width @ 1cm from Tip 1.1 mm     0.04 inch
Steel SPG STRIX | Powdered Stainless
Blade Construction Sanmai - Stainless Damascus Clad
Hardness (HRC) 63 - 65
Surface Finish Mirror Polish
Handle Octagonal Ebony
Region Hyogo
Best for
  • Pro chefs
  • Enthusiasts
  • Collectors


Care Instruction

  1. Don't cut hard things! Japanese knives are brittle so bone hacking is a NO NO!
  2. Wash with netural detergent after use, and wipe dry;
  3. Please don't wash knife with dishwasher, it will damage the wood handle;
  4. Be careful not to leave the knife close to a heat source for a long time;
  5. It is a lot more dangerous to cut with a blunt knife than a sharp knife!
  6. It is best to sharpen a Japanese knife regularly on a waterstone.

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do feel free to let us know.


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