It's really easy, if you want a kitchen knife that is Damascus clad and captures over 350 years of smithing experience, your road ends at Nigara Hamono. A cutlery and tool shop out of Aomori prefecture in Northern Japan, Nigara Hamono not only has the years of experience to back up their products, but is diversified in their crafts also making steel beams for buildings.
If you prefer a carbon steel core, Nigara has you covered. The fan favourite aogami super carbon steel acts as the core on this knife, with a uni-lateral migaki finish and a very, we repeat very, distinct tsuchime (hammered) pattern. If you like grays, this knife gives you three shades of them.
Ah we have finally arrived at the conundrum with no end, the 240mm gyuto. Those who love a 240mm gyuto will without fail and without any subtlety express their obsession with this particular length of gyuto. With 30mm extra than the typical 210mm gyuto, a 240mm gyuto is a great knife for those with bigger hands, larger kitchens, bigger tasks, larger... you get the point!
A gyuto is already a versatile knife style, at 240mm, you gain even more versatility. And don't you dare tell someone who loves 240mm gyutos that it's too large to slice garlic, because they'll prove you wrong.
Maker: Nigara Hamono
Knife type: gyuto
Knife line: Migaki tsuchime
Steel: Aogami Super
Blade length: 240mm
Spine thickness: 2.23 mm
Knife height: 49 mm at the heel
Handle: no handle
Weight: 132 grams