Gyuto knife, Aogami 2 with wrought iron cladding - Nigara


Nigara Hamono has an excellent reputation for creating one of a kind knives. We are very excited to be stocking these knives. In the words of me ‘they are well nice.’

This knife was forged at Nigara hamono then finished and sharpen by the young talent Myojin Naohito.

SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile. Gyuto translates to cow sword.

STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) 2 steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. This steels differs from Blue 1 in its carbon content, Blue 2 being slightly less. Due to the non stainless nature of this steel care must be taken to dry the knives properly after use. This knife has then been clad in wrought iron.

FINISH: Polished 

HANDLE: Octagonal stabilised maple with spacer.

LENGTH: 240mm in length.

MAKER: Nigara Hamono - Japan

BEST FOR: Top of the line knives in crazy steels.

SAUNDERS SAYS: “This looks even better in the flesh.”

These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.