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.
This is one of the most beautiful knives we carry. The folding and hammering of soft iron and steel produces a distinctive beauty in each knife they make. This particular knife is fashioned using SG2 Stainless Steel steel.
No two blades have the same markings, as each is made carefully by hand. This one is being sold with a lovely custom 4,000 year old bog oak octagonal sourced in Ukraines.
Construction: Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: SG2 Stainless Steel
Weight: 6oz/ 172g
Edge Length: 180 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 51 mm
Handle: 4,000 Year Old Ukrainian Bog Oak Octagonal