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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 85mm Aogami Super K-Tip Paring
Nigara Hamono 85mm Aogami Super K-Tip Paring

Nigara Hamono 85mm Aogami Super K-Tip Paring

$79.95

Steel: Aogami Super HRC: 63/64 Construction: Sanmai Laminate Length: 85x26mm 1.90mm Spine at Heel Finish: Migaki Finish Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Teak and Horn


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Nigara Hamono 140mm Aogami Super Petty
Nigara Hamono 140mm Aogami Super Petty

Nigara Hamono 140mm Aogami Super Petty

$109.95

Steel: Aogami Super HRC: 63/64 Construction: Sanmai Laminate Length: 140x31mm 1.85mm Spine at Heel Finish: Migaki Finish Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Teak and Horn


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Nigara Kagetora Blue2 + White2 300mm Sakimaru Yanagiba
Nigara Kagetora Blue2 + White2 300mm Sakimaru Yanagiba

Nigara Kagetora Blue2 + White2 300mm Sakimaru Yanagiba

$2,600.00

Steel: White #2 and Blue #2  HRC: 62/63 Construction: White2 and Blue2 Damascus Cladding Length: 295x40mm 4.77mm Spine at heel  Finish: Aozome Blacksmith: Go Yoshizawa San Handle: Stabilized Burl with Resin, Double Spacer, and Buffalo Horn 


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Nigara Kagetora Blue2 + White2 210mm Gyuto
Nigara Kagetora Blue2 + White2 210mm Gyuto

Nigara Kagetora Blue2 + White2 210mm Gyuto

$2,200.00

Steel: White #2 and Blue #2  HRC: 62/63 Construction: White2 and Blue2 Damascus Cladding Length: 202x49mm 5.34mm Spine at heel  Finish: Aozome Blacksmith: Go Yoshizawa San Handle: Stabilized Burl with Resin and Triple Spacer 


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Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 240mm Gyuto
Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 240mm Gyuto

Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 240mm Gyuto

$419.95

Steel: SLD Semi Stainless HRC: 63/64 Construction: Stainless and Copper Damascus Clad  Length: 230x49mm 3.60mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurouchi Etched  Blacksmith: Nigara Hamono   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements


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Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 240mm Kiritsuke Gyuto
Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 240mm Kiritsuke Gyuto

Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 240mm Kiritsuke Gyuto

$429.95

Steel: SLD Semi Stainless HRC: 63/64 Construction: Stainless and Copper Damascus Clad  Length: 230x52mm 3.80mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurouchi Etched  Blacksmith: Nigara Hamono   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements


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Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 180mm Bunka
Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 180mm Bunka

Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 180mm Bunka

$379.95

Steel: SLD Semi Stainless HRC: 63/64 Construction: Stainless and Copper Damascus Clad  Length: 170x50mm 3.60mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurouchi Etched  Blacksmith: Nigara Hamono   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements


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Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 180mm Santoku
Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 180mm Santoku

Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 180mm Santoku

$379.95

Steel: SLD Semi Stainless HRC: 63/64 Construction: Stainless and Copper Damascus Clad  Length: 170x49mm 3.70mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurouchi Etched  Blacksmith: Nigara Hamono   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements


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Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 150mm Petty
Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 150mm Petty

Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 150mm Petty

$299.95

Steel: SLD Semi Stainless HRC: 63/64 Construction: Stainless and Copper Damascus Clad  Length: 142x32mm 3.50mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurouchi Etched  Blacksmith: Nigara Hamono   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements


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Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 150mm Kiritsuke Petty
Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 150mm Kiritsuke Petty

Hatsukokoro by Nigara SLD Rainbow 150mm Kiritsuke Petty

$299.95

Steel: SLD Semi Stainless HRC: 63/64 Construction: Stainless and Copper Damascus Clad  Length: 142x32mm 3.60mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurouchi Etched  Blacksmith: Nigara Hamono   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements


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Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 140mm Petty

Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 140mm Petty

$369.95

Steel: Silver3 (Ginsan 3) HRC: 62/63 Construction: SS Damascus Cladding Length: 140x33mm 4.0mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurozome  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements 


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Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 140mm Kiritsuke Petty
Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 140mm Kiritsuke Petty

Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 140mm Kiritsuke Petty

$379.95

Steel: Silver3 (Ginsan 3) HRC: 62/63 Construction: SS Damascus Cladding Length: 140x31mm 4.0mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurozome  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements 


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Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 180mm Bunka
Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 180mm Bunka

Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 180mm Bunka

$399.95

Steel: Silver3 (Ginsan 3) HRC: 62/63 Construction: SS Damascus Cladding Length: 170x49mm 6.7mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurozome  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements 


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Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 180mm Santoku

Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 180mm Santoku

$399.95

Steel: Silver3 (Ginsan 3) HRC: 62/63 Construction: SS Damascus Cladding Length: 170x48mm 6.5mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurozome  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements 


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Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 240mm Kiritsuke Gyuto
Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 240mm Kiritsuke Gyuto

Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 240mm Kiritsuke Gyuto

$499.95

Steel: Silver3 (Ginsan 3) HRC: 62/63 Construction: SS Damascus Cladding Length: 230x53mm 6.5mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurozome  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements 


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Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 240mm Gyuto
Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 240mm Gyuto

Nigara Silver #3 Kurozome 240mm Gyuto

$499.95

Steel: Silver3 (Ginsan 3) HRC: 62/63 Construction: SS Damascus Cladding Length: 230x50mm 6.0mm Spine at heel * Finish: Kurozome  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements 


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NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Gyuto 240MM WESTERN CUSTOM

NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Gyuto 240MM WESTERN CUSTOM

$439.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Light Green Turquoise with Mosiac Pins and Nickel Silver Bolster


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NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Gyuto 240MM WESTERN CUSTOM
NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Gyuto 240MM WESTERN CUSTOM

NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Gyuto 240MM WESTERN CUSTOM

$439.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Turquoise with Mosiac Pins and Nickel Silver Bolster 


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NIGARA HAMONO SG2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Petty 150MM WESTERN CUSTOM

NIGARA HAMONO SG2 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Petty 150MM WESTERN CUSTOM

$279.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 140x31mm 1.80mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Light Etch  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Turquoise with Mosiac Pins and Nickel Silver Bolster *Best Average 


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NIGARA HAMONO SG2 Kurouchi Petty 150MM WESTERN CUSTOM

NIGARA HAMONO SG2 Kurouchi Petty 150MM WESTERN CUSTOM

$279.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 140x32mm 1.80mm Spine at Heel * Finish: Light Etch  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Turquoise with Mosiac Pins and Nickel Silver Bolster *Best Average 


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NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Kiritsuke Gyuto 210MM WESTERN CUSTOM
NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Kiritsuke Gyuto 210MM WESTERN CUSTOM

NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Kiritsuke Gyuto 210MM WESTERN CUSTOM

$399.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x50mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Turquoise with Mosiac Pins and Nickel Silver Bolster 


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NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Gyuto 210MM WESTERN CUSTOM
NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Gyuto 210MM WESTERN CUSTOM

NIGARA HAMONO SG2 KUROUCHI Gyuto 210MM WESTERN CUSTOM

$399.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Kurouchi Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Turquoise with Mosiac Pins and Nickel Silver Bolster 


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Hatsukokoro by Nigara Blue #2 HairlIne 150mm Petty
Hatsukokoro by Nigara Blue #2 HairlIne 150mm Petty

Hatsukokoro by Nigara Blue #2 HairlIne 150mm Petty

$159.95

Steel: Blue #2  HRC: 62/63 Construction: Soft Carbon Damascus Clad  Length: 142x33mm 3.90mm Spine at heel * Finish: No Etch  Blacksmith: Nigara Hamono   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements 


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Hatsukokoro by Nigara Blue #2 HairlIne 150mm Kiritsuke Petty
Hatsukokoro by Nigara Blue #2 HairlIne 150mm Kiritsuke Petty

Hatsukokoro by Nigara Blue #2 HairlIne 150mm Kiritsuke Petty

$169.95

Steel: Blue #2  HRC: 62/63 Construction: Soft Carbon Damascus Clad  Length: 142x32mm 4.00mm Spine at heel * Finish: No Etch  Blacksmith: Nigara Hamono   Handle: Ebony with Buffalo Horn  *Average Measurements 


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