Nigara Hamono VG10 Tsuchime Damascus Gyuto 210mm
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 forged VG-10 core steel hardened to 60-61hrc. VG-10 is a well balanced stainless steel that is practical for most kitchen tasks. The stainless cladding is hammer textured with damascus finished bevels . These are ground thin and more performance focused for excellent cutting feel. Fitted with octagonal wenge handle with buffalo horn ferrule.
Edge length: 205mm
Height at heel: 49mm
Spine thickness above heel: 2.2mm