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 300mm Anmon Blue#2 Sakimaru Yanigaba
Nigara Hamono 300mm Anmon Blue#2 Sakimaru Yanigaba

Nigara Hamono 300mm Anmon Blue#2 Sakimaru Yanigaba

$1,650.00

Steel: Blue2 with Soft Carbon Damascus  HRC: 62 Construction: 2 Layer Construction  Length: 297x39mm 5.08mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Snakewood with Buffalo Bolster and Cap, with 2 Rings of Nickel Silver Spacers 


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Nigara Hamono 300mm Anmon Blue#2 Yanigaba

Nigara Hamono 300mm Anmon Blue#2 Yanigaba

$1,550.00

Steel: Blue2 with Soft Carbon Damascus  HRC: 62 Construction: 2 Layer Construction  Length: 300x43mm 5.58mm Spine at Heel Finish: Etched  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Karin Wood with Buffalo Bolster and Cap, with 3 Rings of Nickel Silver Spacers 


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Nigara Hamono 230mm Aogami Super Sujihiki
Nigara Hamono 230mm Aogami Super Sujihiki

Nigara Hamono 230mm Aogami Super Sujihiki

$229.95

Steel: Aogami Super  HRC: 65 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x38mm 2.42mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Etch  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Ebony and White Horn  


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Nigara Hamono 170mm Aogami Super Santoku
Nigara Hamono 170mm Aogami Super Santoku

Nigara Hamono 170mm Aogami Super Santoku

$169.95

Steel: Aogami Super  HRC: 65 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 170x50mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Etch  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Blue Curly Maple 


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Nigara Hamono 200mm SG2 Migaki Gyuto
Nigara Hamono 200mm SG2 Migaki Gyuto

Nigara Hamono 200mm SG2 Migaki Gyuto

$259.95

Steel: SG2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x50mm 2.10mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Light Etch  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Blue Maple and Maple 


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Nigara Hamono 170mm SG2 Migaki Butcher's Knife
Nigara Hamono 170mm SG2 Migaki Butcher's Knife

Nigara Hamono 170mm SG2 Migaki Butcher's Knife

$214.95

Steel: SG2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 165x35mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Light Etch  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Blue Maple and Maple 


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$339.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.40mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: White Tiger Hybrid 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.39mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Booster Gold 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

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.41mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Eye of Jupiter 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

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x53mm 2.20mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Swamp Thing 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.34mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Narya (Ring of Fire)  Hybrid 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x48mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Eye Of Sauron 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$339.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Cool Blue Resin Hybrid 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$339.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Into the Deep Hybrid 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$339.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Narya (Ring of Fire)  Hybrid 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.25mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Gamma Explosion 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.40mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Moon Dust 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

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x53mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Tequila Sunrise 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 230mm Western Custom

$359.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 230x49mm 2.33mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Sunset on Bespin Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 260mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 260mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 260mm Western Custom

$399.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 260x41mm 2.35mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Barbies Bloodbath Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 260mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 260mm Western Custom

$399.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 260x40mm 2.45mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Mocha resin Hybrid with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 290mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 290mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 290mm Western Custom

$429.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 290x40mm 2.25mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Blue Lagoon Resin with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 290mm Western Custom
Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 290mm Western Custom

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Sakimaru 290mm Western Custom

$429.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 290x40mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Into the Deep Hybrid 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

Nigara Hamono Sg2 Kurouchi Gyuto 200mm Western Custom

$339.95

Steel: Sg2 HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Stainless Laminate  Length: 200x49mm 2.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Clean Machine Polish  Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa Handle: Mocha Resin Hybrid with Mosiac Pins, and Nickel Bolster


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