Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish
Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish

Hatsukokoro Komorebi Blue 2 Gyuto 210mm/240mm with Hon-kasumi Finish

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The first product launch of 2022, we are bringing you something completely new to the market: The Hatsukokoro Komorebi. Komorebi (こもれび ) in Japanese describes the sunlight that streams through the trees, which is a very clam and peaceful natural scene.


(The world Komorebi (こもれび ) describes a soft, natural sunlight shining through the forest)

Why such a name for a knife? This is because the knife is finished on a natural stone, resulting in an elegantly beautiful contrast on the bevel. Moreover, because of the stone finish, the blade road is largely even with minimal high-and-low spots.

Natural Stone Finish

Natural stone finish. Rarely a Japanese kitchen knife is finished on a natural stone. Shigefusa probably being the only one that I could name on top of my head. Doing it this way significantly increases the overall level of the F&F of the knife, and is very unique given that Shigs can’t be easily obtained these days.


(The beautiful natural stone finish on the Komorebi)

Steel

The blade is forged with blue 2 core and iron cladding. Following this traditional way of construction, it is easier for the maker to sharpen on a natural stone and can bring out the contrast between the blue 2 core and iron cladding.

Sanjo Style

Many of the knife enthusiasts prefer the larger Sanjo / Echizen profile to the shorter Sakai profile, as a result we are offering the Komoberi in a more traditional Sanjo profile that is very tall, and the length is true edge length rather than tip to machi length. The heel is also quite significant along with a pronounced distal taper, translating into a very thin thickness behind the edge.

 
(Sanjo style profile, tall, true edge length and has a pronounced distal taper)

Measurements 

210 mm 240 mm
Weight 173 g 203 g
Total Length 368 mm 408 mm
Tip to Heel Length 210 mm 248 mm
Blade Height at Heel 52 mm 55 mm
Width of Spine Above Heel 3.6 mm 3.8 mm
Width of Spine at Middle of Blade 2.1 mm  2.3 mm
Width of Spine at about 2cm from tip 0.9 mm 0.9 mm

 

Steel type: Blue 2 with soft iron cladding

Hardness (HRC): 62-63

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

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