The Seki City based Hatsukokoro employs a collective of some of the best blacksmiths and knife sharpeners from across Japan. Often the craftsmen remain a mystery, but have been known to include Myojin Naohito, Tamura Tooru and Yasuhide Maeda of the Motokyuuichi workshop.

Although Hatsukokoro is a relatively new brand they are very quickly building a reputation for produce premium quality knives. We are very excited to be able to start offering these knives and look forward to adding more lines soon.