Nigara Hamono has been appointed by the region of Tsugaru to make Japanese swords over 350 years ago. As one of the few noble swordsmiths in Japan, they have continued to preserve this art. During the Showa period, the 5th generation Kunitoshi Nigara, the master swordsmith, was a legendary swordsmith praised for his work and considered a national treasure.
Today, the 8th generation young blacksmith Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa, (son of the company’s president Toshiju Yoshizawa), is evolving the family traditions creating unique knives.
The “Anmon” design was inspired by the rippling water of the Anmon Waterfalls, cascading from the foot of the World Heritage Shirakami Mountains adjacent to the city of Hirosaki.
Old growth beech and pine encompass the Anmon falls where the cool mountain stream cascades down from the precipitous rocks above.
The sight of the rippling waterfall has enchanted its visitors with its mystical power.
A truly unique Damascus pattern (no one is similar to another), made of SG2 steel (new technology powder metal stainless steel).
Double bevel slicer for boneless meat and fish. The name translates to “muscle cutter”. It is usually long and thin with a low profile and the purpose of it is for cutting in one single slice in order to create minimum cellular damage (That preserves the original texture and flavor of the protein). Perfect for slicing and back draw cut motions. The specific knife comes in a very suitable size at 255mm (between the two most common sizes 240mm and 270mm).
|Brand / Blacksmith:||Nigara Hamono|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||242 / 395|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Steel type:||SG2 Stainless|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Octagonal / Wenge / Horn|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||1,9 / 0,2|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||40|