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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 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 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 2.50mm 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 Kurouchi Sujihiki 230mm Custom By Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sujihiki 230mm Custom By Pie Cutlery

$425.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x37mm 2.38mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Copper HQ PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Troll Killer 230mm Gyuto Custom #8

Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Troll Killer 230mm Gyuto Custom #8

$2,600.00

Steel: Blue#2 HRC: 62 Construction: Carbon Damascus Laminate  Length: 230x52mm 3.74mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Spalted Maple by Jody Hale


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Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurosome 270mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery #7

Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurosome 270mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery #7

$675.00

Steel: SG2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Damascus Laminate  Length: 260x53mm 2.35mm Spine at Heel Finish: Kurosome Finish   Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Pink Lady PiBrid by Jody Hale


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Gyuto 240mm

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Gyuto 240mm

$305.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 240x50mm 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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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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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Santoku 180mm

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Santoku 180mm

$255.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 180x50mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Wenge Wood and Buffalo Horn Bolster *Best Average


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Bunka 180mm
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Bunka 180mm

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Bunka 180mm

$255.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 180x48mm 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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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Kiritsuke Petty 120mm

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Migaki Kiritsuke Petty 120mm

$225.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 120x32mm 2.00mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Wenge Wood and Buffalo Horn Bolster *Best Average


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