Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!
Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, is thin and precise. It xcels in sharpness, edge retention, and ease of maintenance, but above all - looks - with the unique rainbow damascus pattern!

Hatsukokoro

Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus 210mm (8.3")

395,00€

Only 4 left in stock

🚩 This blade will develop patina with use, while improper maintenance may lead to rust formation.

✔︎ No import fees & duties - worldwide
✔︎ All taxes included
✔︎ Express worldwide shipping
✔︎ 30-day return policy

Some knives impress with looks, some with functionality. The Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus 210mm (8.3") from the Rainbow Damascus line impresses with both.

This stunning collector's item is made from one of the finest high-carbon steels, Aogami #2 steel and has excellent edge retention, while also being easy to sharpen.

But what takes the cake are its visual qualities — the unique rainbow damascus pattern, which was masterfully achieved by carefully layering copper and brass, has a slight matte sheen that transitions into the Aogami #2 core steel with a highly polished mirror finish at the cutting edge. If you're looking for a knife that will leave a lasting impression on your dinner party guests, look no further! This is it.

Hayabusa Gyuto Aogami #2 Rainbow Damascus 210mm (8.3") is a versatile Japanese kitchen knife ideal for preparing meat, fish, and vegetables. Its blade, made of Aogami #2 steel, tapers towards the tip, offering additional precision when cutting.

With this knife, frequent sharpening becomes a thing of the past, as its superb edge retention ensures long-lasting performance. A true star of any knife collection, this blade is anything but basic.

Fun fact: Hayabusa gyuto shares its name with the peregrine falcon (ハヤブサ), the fastest member of the animal kingdom. This knife may not reach speeds upwards of 350 km/h, but chopping with it will feel just as fast.

 

BLADE SHAPE:
Gyuto is the most versatile and useful blade shape in the modern kitchen. It has a wide profile for easy food transfer and tends to be fairly flat towards the heel, enabling easy and fast chopping on the cutting board. A pointed tip allows piercing and precise, delicate work. A slight curve between the tip and the midsection makes the belly great for rocking the blade back and forth when cutting. It can be used for cutting meat, fish, and vegetables.

STEEL:
Aogami #2 is a very popular steel in Japanese knifemaking and one of the finest high-carbon steels, meaning the knives forged from it will have excellent edge retention and also sharpen very easily. At the same time, it is less resistant to corrosion, meaning that with use, the blade will develop a protective patina, while longer exposure to water or other corrosives could also lead to rusting. This is improved to some extent with the addition of chromium and tungsten, but it’s still a high-carbon steel that should be maintained accordingly (⚠️ read more about knife maintenance here). 
Aogami #2 steel is composed of carbon (C) 1.1 %, chromium (Cr) 0.5 %, manganese (Mn) 0.3%, and tungsten (W) 1.5%.

LAMINATION:
The core layer consisting of the harder Aogami #2 steel was sandwiched between two layers of softer stainless steel. This technique is called san-mai and is used to protect the hard (but delicate) core from outside factors and physical impacts, which could lead to breakage.

GEOMETRY:
It has a double bevel (symmetrical) bladeThe cutting edge is sharpened to a 50/50 angle and stays sharp even after hours of constant use. Tapering from the handle to the tip, the blade is extremely thin, which allows the user to work precisely even with the smallest ingredients.

BLADE FINISH:
The extravagant rainbow damascus pattern was achieved with masterful layering of copper and brass to achieve a unique play of colors and lines. For an added stark effect, it cuts into a highly polished finish (also called migaki finish - see article Blade Construction: Blade Finish for more) that has a mirror-like effect. 

HANDLE:
The blade is fitted with an octagonal Japanese (Wa) style handle made out of a single piece of luxurious dark ebony wood, renowned for its exceptional hardness and density, which makes it one of the most durable and resistant woods. It is polished to a high gloss, creating a luxurious and elegant appearance and smooth feel that fits into the hand seamlessly. The octagon shape of the handle provides a comfortable and secure grip, allowing for precise control during use.

SMITHY:
Hatsukokoro is a Japanese brand, established in 2019, that aims to be a bridge between Japan and the world. It seeks out the best products Japan has up its sleeve and develops sales channels to distribute them around the world. The meaning of Hatsukokoro comes from the Japanese proverb "do not forget your original purpose".

Blade shape: Gyuto

Steel type: Aogami #2

Blade construction: San-mai / flat v-edge / migaki, damascus

Hardness (HRC scale): 62-63

Overall length: 358mm (14.1")

Blade length: 210mm (8.3")

Blade height: 45mm (1.8")

Spine thickness: 2.4mm (0.09") > 1.4mm (0.05")

Weight: 160g (5.6 oz)

Handle length: 133mm (5.2")

Handle type / wood: Japanese / ebony

Kanji on the blade: "Hatsukokoro" 初心

Blacksmith: Hatsukokoro

Location of the smithy: SEKI / Gifu Prefecture / Japan

☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.

☝️ THIS KNIFE MAY DEVELOP PATINA

Knives made of carbon steels can, due to their low chromium (Cr) content, discolor and develop patina. The knife is the most sensitive when it is still new and a patina had not developed yet, but later, patina will protect the blade. These types of knives require a touch more care:

✔ Wipe it regularly with a clean and dry cloth (you can also do this during use).
✔ After use, rinse it with lukewarm water and wipe it dry.
✔ Coat it regularly with knife maintenance oil or plain refined sunflower oil.
✔ Store the knife by wrapping it in paper which will absorb moisture and protect the blade.

A patina is a thin layer that forms on the surface of oxidized steel and protects it from further oxidation. The patina should not be confused with rust. Patina protects the blade, while rust causes corrosion and deterioration of material, so it should be removed (see Rust erasers).

→ For in-depth information about patina, read our dedicated post on patina.

GENERAL KNIFE CARE TIPS:

Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:

✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
✔ For storage, use a knife holder or a protective knife sheath (saya).
✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.

❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.

→ For more details, read our guide
on
Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

SHIPPING RATES:
- €10
- flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

EXCEPTIONS:
- United Kingdom
- shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.

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We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.

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1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

RETURNS:
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

→ Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

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✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
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✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.

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