Hatsukokoro Ginyo Silver3 Tsuchime Damascus Gyuto210


The Ginyo Silver 3 range from Hatsukokoro is Hand Forged by Yoshihiro Yauji. He is a blacksmith from Echizen, Japan. He trained and worked under Master Blacksmith Hideo Kitaoka at Takefu Knife Village. Yauji-San only recently decided to branch out and started making knives under his name. His knives are known for their great refined finishes, grinds, and fantastic fit and finish.


This range has a beautiful hammered Damascus finish. Choils and spine are nice and polished. They are definitely one of the heavier knives we stock but still very well balanced. They are paired with a beautiful Black Ebony handle.


Yoshihiro-San hand-forged this series with Silver 3 (Ginsan) Stainless steel. This steel is known to have the same characteristics as some Carbon Steel. It’s a really easy stainless steel to sharpen and has excellent edge retention and fantastic sharpness.



Gyuto (Chef’s) Knife (牛刀包丁 – pronounced: Gyūtō Bōchō) literally translated from Japanese means ‘Cow Blade’. ‘Gyu’ means Cow and ‘to’ means blade. The name stems from its original use to slice and disjoint large cuts of beef. These days the Gyuto is comparable to the Western-styled chef knife and is viewed as an all-rounder in the kitchen.

The Gyuto is the ultimate multi-purpose kitchen knife and is perfect for chopping, slicing, mincing and dicing boneless meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and herbs. The blade profile is well suited for tap-chop or thrust-cut. The slight curve from the middle of the blade leading to its pointed edge is used to rock-chop. Its name also suggests that it is perfect for cutting meat and doing light butcher work. It can be used to pull-cut softer meats or to push-cut more muscular cuts of meat.

The Gyuto features a longer blade providing versatility for cutting larger produce while the tip of the blade allows it to be nimble enough for precision work. The edge is flat from the heel to the belly with a slightly rounded profile from the belly to the tip. The hard steel used in manufacturing makes the double-bevel edge much sharper than Western chef’s knives and retains the ultra-sharp edge for much longer.

Type: Western Style

Best for: Meat, Fish, Herbs, Vegetables

Kitchen Samurai Ease of Use Rating: All-Rounder – Easy to use and applies to most food types


Care Instructions

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food.
  • Never twist or cleave the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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