Hatsukokoro Komorebi Aogami #1 Damascus Bunka 180mm Ebony
Hatsukokoro's Aogami #1 Damascus Komorebi Japanese knife series stands out for two reasons.
Firstly, the knives are hand finished on natural stone, which will give a superior result in terms of "low spots" on the knife blade and will give an easy maintenance over time to its owner. The "san-mai" with aogami #1 core covered with soft iron will offer the craftsman ease of polishing on stone, expressing a beautiful contrast between the layers of soft iron and its carbon steel core. Hence the Japanese name Komorebi, which has no exact translation and refers to the sunlight it filters through the leaves of a forest.
Secondly, the Komorebi series, which is manufactured in Sakai, is distinguished by the non-traditional choice of blade profile. Indeed, the blades of the series are not made according to the usual profile of Sakai's blades, but much more like the way blades are made in Sanjo. Giving us a higher heel height, a slightly longer blade length and a thinner edge than what is normally done in this region.
The Bunka is a general-purpose knife with a straighter edge profile than a santoku, which makes the rocking motion more difficult to perform. However, this knife is perfect for use with the push-cut or pull-cut method. The fine tip of the Bunka will give you precision and agility as it will pass through the food more easily when cutting.
Tips for best results
Make sure your knife will deliver its absolute best by having it professionally sharpened at least once a year. Please note that our meticulously handcrafted Japanese knives are – unless otherwise noted – carbon steel and not stainless steel. To prevent rust, make sure the blades are patted dry – especially when cutting acidic items. Never cut frozen foods, hard products, bone, or twist the blade when using. Never soak in water after use or put in the dishwasher. After use, store in a cool, dry place and avoid high temperature fluctuations.
Our commitment to you – our customers
Every knife we carry has a lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects and errors. For example, if the handle becomes detached or cracks appear after a few weeks of proper use. Or if there are any blade cracks from the edge to the spine. While such defects are indeed rare, they can occur. In such cases, we will exchange the knife in question or give you a refund. Each warranty case is different depending on the criteria, and we reserve the right in each and every case to evaluate the applicability of our lifetime warranty in the event of any manufacturing defects and errors.
Do you get the feeling that your knife just can’t “cut it”?
Each knife we carry is supplied with a so-called “factory edge”. Our chef knife range comprises more than 200 different products. While all our handcrafted Japanese knives ship with a “factory edge”, ultimate blade sharpness can vary. If you feel that your knife’s blade edge is not performing to its full potential, feel free to contact us and we will provide you with professional sharpening for free!
Oops! What about the truly Unthinkable?
Was it just through a slight slip of the hand that your knife accidentally fell on the floor and damaged its tip and blade, or it was used to cut a hard, frozen product and chipped? Don’t despair, get in touch with us and we will solve the problem through our in-house, professional sharpening and repair service.
Simply contact us or visit our store to get a free estimate.