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).
The Bunka is a multi-purpose knife, similar to Nakiri, with usually a higher profile and a slightly different nose shape. Recommended mainly for push cut, slice and chopping cutting techniques.
|Brand / Blacksmith:||Nigara Hamono|
|Knife type:||Bunka 165mm|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||165 / 310|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Steel type:||SG2 Stainless|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Octagonal / Wenge / Horn|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||1,8 / 0,2|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||49|