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Hatsukokoro Kumokage kurouchi damascus aogami#2 nakiri 170mm

Hatsukokoro Kumokage kurouchi damascus aogami#2 nakiri 170mm

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Forged by Muneishi Hamono, the Kumokage series is a noteworthy line by Hatsukokoro, standing out as one of the few Tosa-made knives boasting consistent, thin grinds---they are thin behind the edge with some nice edge flex. Crafted from blue #2 steel and with a kurouchi damascus finish, these knives blend rustic aesthetics with superb performance. The handle is made of wenge wood which is an exotic dark brown wood known for its distinctive natural patterns, characterized by alternating dark and light streaks. Wenge is highly durable, making it an excellent choice for the handle material. The Kumokage line of knives offers exceptional cutting ability at a reasonable price, making it a great value.

The nakiri is a Japanese vegetable knife, renowned for its straight blade perfect for precise slicing, dicing and chopping. Ideal for julienning vegetables, it's a must-have in any plant-focused kitchen.

(Note: The dark grey color on the core steel is due to the etching done by the maker.)

Brand: Hatsukokoro
Series: Kumokage
Maker: Muneishi Hamono
Location: Tosa, Japan
Knife type: bunka
Finish: kurouchi damascus

Construction type: sanmai
Cladding: iron clad
Core steel: aogami#2 /blue#2
Steel type: carbon

Overall length: 320mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 170mm
Blade height at heel: 49.8mm
Spine thickness at handle: 3.3mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.9mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.0mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.9mm
Weight: 179g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal wenge* with horn ferrule
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included

*Please note that the 'voids' on the wenge handle are natural characteristics of the wood and are not considered defects.

Reminder: To maintain your Japanese knives, like this Hatsukokoro kurouchi damascus aogami#2 nakiri , in their best condition, regular care is necessary. Consult our care guide for more details.

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Care Guide

  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge.
  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.
  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting.
  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.
  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
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Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.


  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.
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