Nigara is a lone surviving blacksmith shop that used to provide swords to their region in earlier times. After WW2, sword making was banned as they were considered dangerous weapons by the occupying American forces so many of these businesses had to switch to other items--
first farming tools, and then later kitchen cutlery.
This 165mm nakiri is crafted from Shirogami, or white steel. White steel is very well known for its edge taking capabilities. The only limitations to its sharpness are your abilities.
The cladding is stainless steel and is done in Nigara's Hex Tsuchime finish. Although the cladding is stainless, the core steel is carbon and reactive. Care must be taken to prevent that undesired brown patina: rust. The handle is octagonal and crafted from maple with a buffalo horn ferrule.
Location: Aomori, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Length: 165mm
Core Steel: Shirogami
Cladding: Hex Tsuchime Stainless
Handle: Custom Octagonal By Isaiah Schroeder
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