Nigara Hamono Knives

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During the early Edo Period, the city of Hirosaki was a castle town. There were over one hundred forging shops in the area. Nigara Forging is one such historical Tsugaru blacksmith shops maintaining its history and art.

About Nigara Forging

About Nigara Forging

It is thought that, here in the Tsugaru region near Mount Iwaki, major iron production took place during the Heian Period (794-1192).
Artifacts made from iron used during Nara Period (710-794) and early Heian Period has been found around the city of Hirosaki, indicating there was a vast group of ironworks in the region.
Additionally, the existence of Kaji-machi, which literally means the blacksmith town, is evident that it was a town of blacksmiths.
During the early Edo Period, the city of Hirosaki was a castle town.
It is said that there were over one hundred blacksmith shops in the area. As a part of the proud Tsugaru Uchihamono blacksmith history, the Nigara Forging persists with its art.

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Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Sakimaru 300mm Premium Handle

Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Sakimaru 300mm Premium Handle

$1,150.00

Steel: Gin3 (Stainless) HRC: 62 Construction: Stainless Damascus Laminate   Length: 300x40mm 4.69mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Ebony and Buffalo Horn with Nickel Silver Spacers


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Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Sakimaru 270mm

Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Sakimaru 270mm

$835.00

Steel: Gin3 (Stainless) HRC: 62 Construction: Stainless Damascus Laminate   Length: 270x39mm 4.94mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Ebony and Buffalo Horn Ferrule


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Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Sakimaru 300mm

Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Sakimaru 300mm

$900.00

Steel: Gin3 (Stainless) HRC: 62 Construction: Stainless Damascus Laminate   Length: 300x40mm 4.86mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Ebony and Buffalo Horn Ferrule


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Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Yanigaba 240mm
Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Yanigaba 240mm

Nigara Hamono Gin3 Kuzome Anmon Yanigaba 240mm

$650.00

Steel: Gin3 (Stainless) HRC: 62 Construction: Stainless Damascus Laminate   Length: 240x38mm 4.53mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Ebony and Buffalo Horn Ferrule


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Petty 140mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Petty 140mm Western Custom

$365.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 140x32mm 1.85mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Copper and White Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Petty 140mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Petty 140mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Petty 140mm Western Custom

$365.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 140x31mm 1.76mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Orange Copper Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Nakiri 170mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Nakiri 170mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Nakiri 170mm Western Custom

$435.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 170x51mm 2.35mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Blue Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$495.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.27mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Super Dark Blue Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$495.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x47mm 2.57mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Copper/Teal Leopard Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$495.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x47mm 2.59mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Copper Leopard Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$595.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.56mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Aqua Green and Copper Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$595.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.59mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Dark Red Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$595.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x48mm 2.46mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Blue Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 230mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$595.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x52mm 2.43mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Blue Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 200mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$495.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.31mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Aqua Copper Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 200mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$495.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x50mm 2.76mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Red and Copper Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$495.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.50mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Blue Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster *Best Average


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Sujihiki 240mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi K-Tip Sujihiki 240mm Western Custom

$535.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 240x39mm 2.50mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Ironwood with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster *Best Average


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Sujihiki 240mm
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Sujihiki 240mm

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Sujihiki 240mm

$285.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 240x38mm 2.50mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Wenge Wood and Buffalo Horn Bolster *Best Average


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