Hatsukokoro Nakagawa 300mm Kiritsuke Yanagi Shirogami 3 Abura Honyaki Kyomen Ebony Blonde Buffalo Horn

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Beautifully hand forged and kyomen mirror finished shirogami 3 carbon steel differentially heat treated oil quench honyaki with horn ferruled ebony handle.

Nakagawa-san's knives are characterized by excellent heat control during forging and a very thorough heat treatment creating knives that have superb edge formation and edge life with good toughness. 

These knives feature super fine grinding by Morihiro, known for his single and wide double bevel grinding work. Morihiro was instrumental in bringing Sakai's tradition of single bevel grinding to double bevel wa-hocho.

Shirogami 3 is the lowest carbon content of the shirogami group of steels yet is still a very high carbon alloy loved for it's ability to take an amazing edge. Shiro 3 has the greatest toughness of all shirogami steels which makes it a good choice for a tougher oil quench honyaki. Honyaki heat treatment relies on a single steel blade as opposed to a clad steel / mild steel or iron construction. Honyaki can be more brittle so oil quench shiro 3 will be the toughest of honyaki blades. Oil quench shirogami 3 honyaki will hold an edge much longer than clad shirogami 3 and has the ability to have a very fine but slightly toothy feeling edge at fine finishes. A great steel for those who sharpen. 

The entire blade will develop a patina with use, especially with acidic foods. Special attention is needed to keep from rusting. Do not leave wet. Hand wash & dry, no dishwasher. Hardwood-end grain or softwood long grain cutting boards are preferred; avoid bamboo and plastic cutting boards. Rust can be removed with a light abrasive.

Brand: Hatsukokoro 
Smith: Satoshi Nakagawa
Sharpener: Morihiro Hamono
Producing Area: Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Profile: Yanagi
Size: 300mm
Steel Type: Oil Quenched Honyaki
Steel: Shirogami 3
Handle: Ebony White Buffalo
Total Length: 447mm
Edge Length: 289mm
Handle to Tip Length: 305mm
Blade Height: 36mm
Thickness: 4.1mm
Handle Length: 143mm
Weight: 229g
Hand Orientation: Right Handed 

This is a carbon steel knife. Carbon steel is expected to develop a dark patina with use. It needs to be hand washed and dried immediately after use. Do not air dry. Do not put it in the dishwasher. Long exposure to moisture and debris will result in rust. Any rust development should be removed with a light abrasive.

Twisting, scraping, and heavy use, as well as use on hard and very dense objects can lead to edge damage. Use on a quality wooden cutting board will help the knife stay sharper for longer. Use on hard surfaces like plates and bamboo will reduce the edge life and can result in edge damage. Special attention needs to be taken to prevent edge damage. Scraping, twisting and forceful as well as using on hard or very dense foods can result in chipping.

We recommend hand sharpening on whetstones. We have found that most Japanese knives perform best at a finer finish starting around 4000. Avoid pull through sharpeners and non-water cooled mechanized sharpening. Ceramic honing rods are preferred.

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