Hatsukokoro's Shirasagi ("egret") Single Bevel knives are produced by Myojin Riki Seisakusho in Tosa using White #2 steel.
The Hatsukokoro White #2 Deba
195mm is a single-bevel knife that is meant for right-handed users only. This is a great deal on a hard-to-find item that is made by a small blacksmith shop. It comes with a nice kasumi (polished) finish. The steel is White #2, which is an excellent quality carbon steel that needs to be wiped dry after hand washing to avoid rust. Once a patina forms, it will turn black and will become less reactive.
Location: Tosa, Japan
Steel: Shirogami #2 (White #2)
Edge Grind: Single-Bevel, Right-Handed, Traditional
Weight: 14.6 oz (414 g)
Blade Length: 204 mm
Total Length: 355 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 8.6 mm
Blade Height: 59.8mm
Handle: Wenge Octagonal
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Please note that the 8" felt guard is the best option for protecting this knife, as none of the sayas we carry will fit