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 SG2 Kurosome 200mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurosome 200mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery

$575.00

Steel: SG2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Damascus Laminate  Length: 202x49mm 2.26mm Spine at Heel Finish: Kurosome Finish   Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Purple Cottonwood by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurosome 200mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurosome 200mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurosome 200mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery

$575.00

Steel: SG2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Damascus Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.39mm Spine at Heel Finish: Kurosome Finish   Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Moondust PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurosome 230mm Kiritsuke Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurosome 230mm Kiritsuke Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery

$625.00

Steel: SG2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Damascus Laminate  Length: 230x52mm 2.45mm Spine at Heel Finish: Kurosome Finish   Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Natural Toned Hollywood with Amboyna Bolster by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$465.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x52mm 2.43mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Saturns Eye PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$465.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 227x51mm 2.41mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Koa by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$465.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 233x49mm 2.35mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Island In the Sun PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$465.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 227x49mm 2.36mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Raspberry Lemonade by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$465.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 232x52mm 2.39mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Hollywood and Blue Mango Bolster by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$465.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 232x48mm 2.31mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Koa by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru Sujihiki 260mm Custom By Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru Sujihiki 260mm Custom By Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru Sujihiki 260mm Custom By Pie Cutlery

$455.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 263x41mm 2.42mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Koa by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Sujihiki 240mm Custom By Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Sujihiki 240mm Custom By Pie Cutlery

$435.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 246x38mm 2.50mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Into The Deep PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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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 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: 231x38mm 2.29mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Into the Deep PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Sujihiki 240mm Custom By Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Sujihiki 240mm Custom By Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Sujihiki 240mm Custom By Pie Cutlery

$435.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 243x38mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Moonwalker PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Petty 140mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Petty 140mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$325.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 142x31mm 1.73mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Ebony and Green Box Elder Bolster by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Bunka 170mm Custom by Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Bunka 170mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Bunka 170mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$395.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 170x50mm 2.45mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Pink Power Storm PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Nakiri 170mm Custom by Pie Cutlery
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Nakiri 170mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Nakiri 170mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$395.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 170x52mm 2.28mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Pool of Blood PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 210mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 210mm Custom by Pie Cutlery

$435.00

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 202x49mm 2.53mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Banes Venom PiBrid by Jody Hale of Pie Cutlery


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Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Wrought Iron 220mm Gyuto #11
Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Wrought Iron 220mm Gyuto #11

Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Wrought Iron 220mm Gyuto #11

$575.00

Steel: Blue#2 HRC: 62 Construction: Wrought Iron   Length: 220x55mm 2.80mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Cherry and Horn


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Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Troll Killer 230mm Gyuto Custom #10

Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Troll Killer 230mm Gyuto Custom #10

$1,700.00

Steel: Blue#2 HRC: 62 Construction: Carbon Damascus Laminate  Length: 230x52mm 3.86mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Koa by Jody Hale


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Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Wrought Iron 230mm Gyuto Custom #9

Nigara Hamono Blue#2 Wrought Iron 230mm Gyuto Custom #9

$1,200.00

Steel: Blue#2 HRC: 62 Construction: Wrought Iron Damascus Laminate  Length: 230x51mm 4.02mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Spalted Mango by Jody Hale


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

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

$1,700.00

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 SRS13 Kurosome 270mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery #3
Nigara Hamono SRS13 Kurosome 270mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery #3

Nigara Hamono SRS13 Kurosome 270mm Gyuto Custom Handle by Pie Cutlery #3

$850.00

Steel: SRS13 HRC: 64 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Damascus Laminate  Length: 265x50mm 3.05mm Spine at Heel Finish: Kurosome Finish   Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Namor PiBrid by Jody Hale


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