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Hatsukokoro  |  SKU: HT-GINGAATS34-PT150BB

Hatsukokoro Ginga ATS34 Damascus Petty 150mm Dyed Birch

$369.95
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Burrfection Store AU $408.0 -10.57%

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Last Update: 2024-04-15T01:00:42Z

Detailed Specifications
Line Hatsukokoro Ginga
Profile Petty / Utility, Paring
Bevel Type Double Bevel
Weight 90 g        3.17 oz
Edge Length 150 mm   .5.91 inch
Heel Height 38 mm     .1.5 inch
Width @ Spine 2.5 mm     0.1 inch
Width @ Mid 2.1 mm     0.08 inch
Width @ 1cm from Tip 0.6 mm     0.02 inch
Steel ATS34 | Stainless
Blade Construction Sanmai - Stainless Damascus Clad
Hardness (HRC) 60 - 61
Surface Finish Mirror Polish
Handle Octagonal Birch Burl with Spacer
Region Hyogo
Best for
  • Pro chefs
  • Enthusiasts
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    Introducting the Hatsukokoro Ginga(銀河) ATS-34 line: an excellent steel forged by a highly talented young smith.

    Hatsukorko, teamed up with Yoshihiro Yauji, one of the youngest Dentokogeshi (Traditional Craftsmen) in Takefu Knife Village, to create this beautiful line of knives that are extremely nimble yet tough enough to deal with every occasion in the kitchen. The high level of fit and finish is evident from the rounded and polished spine and choil, as well as the profile that tapers from heel to tip. The clean and uniform mirror polish across the entire blade not only displays the attention to detail, but also makes the damascus pop and shine, living up to its name Ginga(Milky Way).

    The ATS-34 steel, manufacturerd by Hitachi Special Steel, is the Japanese equivalent of the 154CM, famous for its toughness, corrosion-resistance and "high-speed" properties. Bob Loveless brought the ATS-34 into fame in the 70s.

    In recent years, the creation of the ATS-34 sanmai billets enabled the ATS-34 steel to appear in kitchen knife making. Notably introduced by RyuSen around 2015-2016.



    Hatsukorko, teamed up with Yoshihiro Yauji, one of the youngest Dentokogeshi (Traditional Craftsmen) in Takefu Knife Village, to create this beautiful line of knives that are extremely nimble yet tough enough to deal with every occasion in the kitchen. The high level of fit and finish is evident from the rounded and polished spine and choil, as well as the profile that tapers from heel to tip. The clean and uniform mirror polish across the entire blade not only displays the attention to detail, but also makes the damascus pop and shine, living up to its name Ginga(Milky Way).

    Pros Cons
  • Great artistic
  • Thin behind the edge
  • Mirror polish can be hard to maintain

  • 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.

    Hatsukokoro

    An emerging brand rapidly building up its reputation internationally, Hastukokoro offers a great selections of premium hand crafted knives sourced from makers all over Japan. Top tier knife makers such as Yoshikane, Nigara and Nakagawa Hamono all send their best knives to Hyogo.

    • Profile: Petty

      Utility, Paring

      The Petty knife, a smaller Japanese utility knife, serves as an ideal tool for precision tasks such as peeling, trimming, and slicing fruits and vegetables. With a blade length ranging from 120mm to 180mm (4.7 to 7 inches), it stands out for its ability to handle detailed work like deveining shrimp or cutting garnishes. Its slightly longer and slimmer profile compared to the Western paring knife enhances its functionality for intricate tasks, making it a valuable addition to any kitchen toolkit.

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    • Steel: ATS34

      The ATS-34 steel, manufacturerd by Hitachi Special Steel, is the Japanese equivalent of the 154CM, famous for its toughness, corrosion-resistance and "high-speed" properties.

      The 154CM was originally designed for jet engine turbine use, however it found its fame in the knife world after legendary knife maker Bob Loveless started using them for his hunters. In the years after that, the 154CM / ATS34 was considered as the top of the line steel by many makers and is still considered so. The high-manganese alloys provides a favorable combination and balance of properties like ductility, formability, strain hardening, and strength.

      Manufacturer:

      • Hitachi Special Steel, Japan

      Nature: Stainless

      Hardness: 60- 61

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    • Construction: Sanmai - Stainless Damascus Clad

      Sanmai(Three-Piece) is a common construction for double bevel knives where two pieces of softer cladding steel are forgewelded to each side of a harder core steel. The harder but more brittle core steel will form the hard cutting edge after heat treating, and the softer cladding will support the core to increase the overall strength of the blade.

      Damascus Sanmai utilize damascus steel as the cladding material for the Sanmai construction, which adds aesthetic feature to the blade. On the Kitchen knives with stainless core steel, the damascus cladding will be stainless, this means they will also protect the carbon/semi-stainless core from rusting/discolouration.

      The soft cladding enables the thinning process to be a lot easier than a honyaki or monosteel construction. However, when the cladding is made of damascus, whether etched, polished or mirror polished, the thinning process will take a toll on the cladding, meaning the damascus won't look the same as when it was taken out of the box.

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    • Finish: Mirror Polish

      Mirror Polish is a simplistic yet hightly demanding process, where the roughness of the metal surface is gradually removed with higher and higher grit abrasives, leading to a extremly smooth surface with only specular reflection, just like a mirror.

      The Mirror Polish can be applied to various constructions, ranging from Damascus to Honyaki. It can reveal the beautiful Hamon on the Honyaki blade, and form textural contrast on damascus. The perfect surface is highly appreciated, but it also means a lot of care must be give to avoid it being scratched.

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    • Handle Specs

      Profile: Octagonal WA

      Material:

      • Birch Burl Stabilized

      The stabilized birch burl handle adorning the Hatsukokoro chef knife is a testament to both exquisite craftsmanship and natural beauty. Birch burl, prized for its intricate grain patterns and unique textures, undergoes a meticulous stabilization process to enhance its durability and stability, ensuring longevity and resilience against moisture and wear.

      The handle's ergonomic design offers a comfortable and secure grip, allowing for extended periods of use without fatigue. Its smooth contours and balanced weight distribution contribute to precise control and effortless maneuverability during culinary tasks.

      The natural variations in color and grain of the birch burl create a visually captivating aesthetic, making each handle distinctively unique. This harmonious blend of functionality and aesthetics not only elevates the chef knife's performance but also adds a touch of elegance to the kitchen, reflecting the unparalleled craftsmanship of Hatsukokoro knives.

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    Hatsukokoro

    Hatsukokoro Ginga ATS34 Damascus Petty 150mm Dyed Birch

    $369.95

    Introducting the Hatsukokoro Ginga ATS-34 line: an excellent steel forged by a highly talented young smith.
    The ATS-34 steel, manufacturerd by Hitachi Special Steel, is the Japanese equivalent of the 154CM, famous for its toughness, corrosion-resistance and "high-speed" properties. Bob Loveless brought the ATS-34 into fame in the 70s.
    In recent years, the creation of the ATS-34 sanmai billets enabled the ATS-34 steel to appear in kitchen knife making. Notably introduced by RyuSen around 2015-2016.

    Hatsukorko, teamed up with Yohsihiro Yauji, one of the youngest Dentokogeshi (Traditional Craftsmen) in Takefu Knife Village, to create this beautiful line of knives that are extremely nimble yet tough enough to deal with every occasion in the kitchen.

    The octagonal Black Chacate handle is dense, similar to ebony while showing some very attractive wood grain.

     

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