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.
Nigara Hamono have many very identifiable lines of knives. From the swirling pattern of the Anmon Kurozome to the very sought after Troll Killers, this SG2 kurouchi tsuchime line is no different. What makes this line so recognizable in our opinion, is the distinct excuse the abstractness, bottom half of a hexagon hammer (tsuchime) patterns in the kurouchi. That might be what makes it easily recognizable, but what makes it a solid choice of knife to purchase is that sweet sweet high speed powdered steel known as SG2. Unparalleled sharpness in a stainless steel package.
Your classic cow sword (gyuto) length at 210mm, with a kiritsuke tip to give you more scoring potential. It not only adds versatility, but looks really cool too. Don’t be afraid to tell your friends you got the k-tip version for that coolness factor, they'll agree too!
Looking for that perfect custom handle to pair with this handle-less blade?
Look no further than our custom handles page here!
Location: Tosa, Japan
Style: Kiritsuke gyuto
Blade length: 210mm
Spine: 2.2mm at heel
Blade Height: 49mm at heel
Handle: No handle
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