Nigara Hamono Blue 2 Kurozume Damascus Kiritsuke Yanagiba 270mm
Nigara Hamono is located in Hirosaki, a part of the Aomori Prefecture on the northern tip of Japan. With ancestry dating back to the edo period to over 350 years, the current generation upholds the legacy of its predecessors. Former Nigara hamono family, Kunitoshi Nigara, was a highly praised swordsmith during the Showa period and won many accolades for his creations. Nigara hamono now headed by 7th generation President Mr. Toshiju Yoshizawa, focuses mainly on kitchen cutlery featuring in house made innovative damascus patterns never before seen.
This Kurozume damascus kitritsuke yanagiba features hand forged damascus cladding laminated with Aogami 2 high carbon steel used for the cutting edge. The blade is etched to reveal the damascus pattern and left with a darkened carbon steel. The sharpening work on this model is very clean with a deeply ground ura and very fine cutting edge. Fitted with an octagonal ebony handle with blonde horn ferrule.
Edge length: 269mm
Height at heel: 3.8mm
Spine thickness above heel: 40.8mm