Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm
Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm

Myojin Blue 2 Kurouchi Yanagiba 240/ 270/300/330 mm

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Blue 2 Yanagiba with Kurochi Finish and Teak wood handle, by Myojin Riki.

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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)

 

Measurements 

      240mm 270 mm 300 mm 330 mm
    Weight 171 g 214 g 250 g 289 g
    Total Length 392 mm 421 mm 451 mm 481 mm
    Tip to Heel Length 233 mm 262 mm 292 mm 322 mm
    Blade Height at Heel 31.0 mm 33.6 mm 37.4 mm 40.9 mm
    Width of Spine Above Heel 3.8 mm 4.4 mm 4.5 mm 4.6 mm
    Width of Spine at Middle of Blade 3.3 mm 3.5 mm 3.4 mm 3.4 mm
    Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip 1.7 mm 1.7 mm 1.8 mm 1.8 mm
    Steel Blue 2 Blue 2 Blue 2 Blue 2
    Hardness HRC 62-63 HRC 62-63 HRC 62-63 HRC 62-63
    Handle Design Teak handle and  horn ferrule, with options Teak handle and  horn ferrule, with options
    Teak handle and  horn ferrule, with options Teak handle and  horn ferrule, with options

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