Nigara Hamono Ginsan Damascus Kurozome Kiritsuke Petty 150mm

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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.

This series features high carbon stainless ginsan steel cladded in stainless steel  damascus heat treated to ~61hrc. The blade has a Natural kurouchi finish with some light texture from forging. The blade has a deep etch that darkens the core steel while keeping the nickel shiny for a high contrast look. These have a medium weight, great hand feel but still have a very thin cutting edge. The hande is octagonal stabilized burl with a white spacer.

Edge length: 142mm
Height at heel: 31mm
Spine thickness above heel: 3mm
Weight: 94g