Nigara AS Tsuchime

Nigara Hamono is a relatively new knifemaker out of Aomori prefecture, but they are not new as a company. The company has been around for over 350 years, tracing back to its swordsmith ancestors. Knifemaking is a small part of what they do; they also produce large steel beams and such for buildings!

The Aogami Super Tsuchime series is a great option for those looking for a knife that has a laser-like edge, and the wicked performance of carbon steel. Nigara Hamono has also developed a special tsuchime pattern for the knife line that makes it unique in the kitchen. 

Steel Type Aogami Super (Blue Carbon Steel) with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 63–64
Blacksmith Nigara Hamono
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle - Octagonal Walnut with Buffalo Horn Collar

Nigara Hamono is a relatively new knifemaker out of Aomori prefecture, but they are not new as a company. The company has been around for over 350 years, tracing back to its swordsmith ancestors. Knifemaking is a small part of what they do; they also produce large steel beams and such for buildings!

The Aogami Super Tsuchime series is a great option for those looking for a knife that has a laser-like edge, and the wicked performance of carbon steel. Nigara Hamono has also developed a special tsuchime pattern for the knife line that makes it unique in the kitchen.