Don't forget these...
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.
When you think of Damascus, I'm sure like all of us you visualize some randomized swirling pattern. This series however, Anmon Kurozome, is nothing but a predictable masterwork. Nigara Hamono sought inspiration from the Anmon Falls also located in Aomori, to produce a Damascus pattern that reminded them of this landscape. Nothing beats have a gorgeous Damascus pattern and not having to worry about it tarnishing over time. And that's because the core steel is SG2 and stainless clad.
This is exactly what it sounds like. 180mm of flat bellied nakiri, with a k-tip making it a kiritsuke nakiri. For those that love a nakiri, but want a modified tip to be able to perforate or more easily make that first slice vertically like on an onion.
Maker: Nigara Hamono
Knife type: kirtisuke nakiri
Knife line: Anmon
Blade length: 180mm
Knife height: 51 mm at the heel
Handle: no handle
Weight: 111 grams