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 fully handcrafted Tsuchime / Migaki SG2 series, feature one of the most advanced powder stainless steels (SG2 / R2), a distinctive and unique Hammered pattern and a traditional Migaki mat finish. Very thin behind the edge, with an HRC hardness of 62-63, these unique knives will impress everyone with their superb fit and finish. Fitted with an octagonal Wenge handle that perfectly matches the steel pattern.
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|
|Knife type:||Sujihiki K-Tip|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||242 / 395|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Finish:||Tscuchime / Mat Migaki|
|Steel type:||SG2 Stainless|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Octagonal / Wenge / Horn|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||2 / 0.2|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||38|