Nigara Forging has been around for 350 years starting by making swords for Tsugaru clan in the early Edo period. They are incredible sword makers and still make them today. There is a huge history and technique that is passed down from generation to generation at Nigara. They branched off into knife making after the wars ended and there isn't the need for swords, but they still make some today.
They specialize in powdered steels and high speed steels. Making functional art with great patterns, designs, and damascus. The blacksmiths at Nigara focusing on knives are younger and very innovative. Their knives look great and perform great also. Buying a Nigara Hamono knife means your buying a piece of history.
The K-Tip Nakiri is a newer design from Nigara, They have beautiful Tsuchime pattern with a light kurouchi finish.
Length - 319 mm (12.5 in.)
Weight - 172 g (6.1 oz)
Edge Length - 170 mm (6.5 in.)
Heel Height - 52 mm
Steel Type - R2/SG2
HRC - 63 - 64
Cladding - Stainless
Bevel - Double
Handle - Maple Burl, Spalted Tamarind, Elm Burl Custom Octagonal Wa Handle
(Custom handles often have inclusions or small imperfections. We make sure every handle is structurally sound before install. All of our handles are handcrafted)
Please do not cut frozen foods or bones with these knives.
Always wash with a cloth and warm soapy water and dry after use