Hatsukokoro (初心) is a new premium Japanese knife brand that work with a lot of famous makers, their goal is to introduce unique preimum kitchen knives to the market, without the establishment's premium pricing. K&S first introduced the Hatsukokoro by Yoshikane, featuring the icoinc Yoshikane SKD nashiji line. The latest work by them is the the single bevel line by Myojin Riki Seisakusho.
The Hatsukokoro by Myojin signle bevel is a line of "practical single bevel" knives produced by Myojin Riki Seisakusho and comisioned by Hatsukokoro. If you are not familiar with Myojin is a father and son knife workshop based in Tosa prefecture, in the island of Shikoku. Father Tateo, is specialised in single bevel knife sharpening, whereas son Naohito Myojin specialises in double bevel knife sharpening, and Toru Tamura is their primary blacksmith. As a sidenote, Toru Tamura and Naohito Myojin are the makers of the Tetsujin brand which is distributed by Konosuke and a few other knife houses.
The Hatsukokoro by Myojin is of very high quality with excellent fit and finish.
Blacksmith: Toru Tamura (田村 徹)
Sharpener: Tateo Myojin (明神 健雄)
Tip to Heel Length
Blade Height at Heel
Width of Spine Above Heel
Width of Spine at Middle of Blade
Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip
|White 2 with soft steel cladding
|K&S Teak handle with black horn ferrule