Kiritsuke knife, stamped SG2 powder steel, tsuchime finish - Nigara
This variant is currently sold out
Nigara Hamono has a 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.’
SHAPE: Kiritsuke gyuto. This is basically a Gyuto with a funky drop tip on it. Sometimes they can have a flatter profile more suited to slicing but generally they are very similar to Gyutos
STEEL: SG2 or R2. These are modern powder steels and as the name suggested are formed from mixture of powdered elements heated and pressed together. This allows for very precise recipes to be followed. The steels themselves have the ability to be hardened to above 65 on the Rockwell scale giving them excellent edge retention. This does come at a slight cost in that they can be slightly difficult to sharpen.
FINISH: Tsuchime. This is a hand hammered finish that is not only beautiful but also functional. The small depressions stop food sticking to the knife. This finishes comes in many different forms from the traditional round hammer marks to more modern patterns.
HANDLE: Octagonal Wenge handle with Buffalo ferrule
LENGTH: 210mm and 240mm in length.
MAKER: Nigara Hamon - Japan
BEST FOR: Top of the line knives in crazy steels.
SAUNDERS SAYS: “Blimey these are all flipping lovely.”
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.