Nigara Hamono Ltd makes beautiful and functional art in the form of some of the most stunning kitchen knives we have seen.
During the early Edo Period, the city of Hirosaki was a castle town. There were over one hundred forging shops in the area. Nigara Forging is one of these historical Tsugaru blacksmith shops. The Nigara company has kept the traditional forging techniques alive and has remained committed to high-quality blade forging for centuries.
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. The ripple design on the knife comes only after forging 25 layers of steel, resulting in a sharp and durable blade, resistant to rust. No two blades have the same markings, as each is made carefully by hand.
The handle is made with solid oak with a burnt urushi finish in an attractive and functional octagonal shape. The knife is a real stunner!
Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
Cladding: Stainless Damascus (Anmon)
Edge Steel: SG2 Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.5 oz/ 156g
Edge Length: 218 mm
Overall Length: 353 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.5 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 48.2 mm
Handle: Burnt Urushi Octagonal