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Hatsukokoro Aogami Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm


Total Knife Length:

 15.25 inch / 390mm

Blade Length Tip to Heel:

240mm / 9.5 inch

Blade Height:


Blade Width at spine:


Total Weight:

202 grams /7.1 ounces

Steel Type:

Aogami / Blue #2

Rockwell Hardness:


Handle Materials:

Walnut wood 


The Hatsukokoro Kumokage Series offers high performance paired with the rustic good looks of a kurouchi blacksmiths finish. Made from Aogami also known as blue #2 wrapped in an iron cladding this knife will have will take a very sharp edge with excellent edge retention but if fully reactive so the proper care must be taken. These are handsome knives with performance to back up the good looks at a great price. 

*The Gyuto or Chef Knife is considered by many to be the most important and diverse knife of all. This jack of all trades style knife can be used for all kinds of tasks including boneless meat or fish butchery, vegetable prep, cutting and slicing herbs, as a line knife and much more. Typically ranging in size from 180mm to 300mm the blade shape can vary from maker to maker but typically they will be somewhat flat towards the rear of the knife working up to a "belly" making it suitable for rocking or push cutting. If you can only have one knife this would be a top contender.*

Knife Care Tips

    • Never use this knife to cut through frozen foods, bones or other hard items. 
    • After use be sure to wash using warm water, dish soap and a soft non-abrasive cloth or sponge. 
    • Dry knife immediately after washing to avoid corrosion.
    • If storing for an extended period of time use a knife oil like the one found here
    • For edge maintenance and sharpening use whetstones, strops, or a fine ceramic honing rod. Avoid oil stones, diamond stones and steel rods
    • Some high carbon knives will need to be wiped  dry periodically during use if cutting highly acidic foods to avoid corrosion.