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Nigara White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Nigara White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm Nigara White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mmNigara White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm
Nigara White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm Nigara White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mmNigara White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm

Nigara White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm

Item #: NWA-G24E

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(4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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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 Shirogami 2 or White Paper #2 steel.

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.

This 240mm gyuto measures a bit long at 244mm and features a fairly tall blade height of 50mm. The profile is quite flat to about 2/3 along the edge where it curves gently up to a very finely crafted tip. The blade is very thin at just 2mm spine thickness and is given a 50/50 symmetrical grind. Adding to the beauty of the blade is a lovely octagonal walnut handle with an ebony ferrule.

You have to see and handle this knife to truly appreciate the quality of workmanship and materials. A real stunner!

  • Edge Length: 244mm
  • Spine Thickness: 2mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 50mm
  • Cladding: Damascus (Anmon)
  • Edge Steel: White #2
  • HRC: 62
  • Handle: Dyed Buckeye Burl
  • Ferrule: Kingwood

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  • Customer Reviews

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    4  High Perfromance, High Price, August 26, 2016
    Posted By: Chris
    4 people found this review helpful

    This knife is an excellent knife. It has exemplary and authoritative performance and show-stopping good looks. To me, however, these postitive attributes still fall short of justifying its high price tag. It is certainly true, though, that value is in the eye of the beholder... just not the eyes of this beholder.

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    4  Beautiful, August 25, 2016
    Posted By: Jesse
    4 people found this review helpful

    I got to use this knife for a few days and very much enjoyed my time with it. It seems almost as much a work of art as a tool.
    Getting to performance, I really enjoyed the feel of it during my prep time. Very sturdy feel, and would have inspired a lot of confidence if not for the hefty price tag. For that reason alone, I had a hard time getting comfortable using this one.
    Unlike Brian, I did not notice anything wrong w/ the handle.. but then again I'm not an experienced woodworker like he is and most of my attention was focused on the blade. with that said, if money were no object, I probably would buy this knife and get a custom handle. If only...


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    4  Nigara, August 22, 2016
    Posted By: Rob
    4 people found this review helpful

    A very impressive knife for a collector looking for something discernibly lush and simultaneously easy to use.

    Artistically, this knife is a wonder. The cladding oxidizes just slowly enough it isn't a concern in use but quickly enough that it shows some nice patina even after a short cutting session. Combined with the gorgeous pattern welding the knife is aesthetically as striking and attractive as anything on the market.

    The Nigara's profile and weight distribution leave it comfortable and confident in the hand. Unlike many high end knives that need a little care in use, the Nigara's fairly undemanding in terms of technique. The knife would benefit a lot from a thinner tip, and for that on a knife in this price range I have to take a star, but the edge geometry is otherwise quite nice and I still consider the knife a good performer. With a thinner tip I would unquestionably give it full marks.


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