Nigara SG2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Wa Santoku 180mm

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This knife goes on sale for our
KNIFEWEAR SPRING GARAGE SALE
ON SALE May 17th to 24th AT 8AM MST
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Current prices reflect final sale prices

About the Shape - This is also a multi purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means 'Three Virtues' or 'To solve Three Problems'. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm - 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

About Nigara Hamono -Nigara-san 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 their swordsmith ancestors. Knifemaking is a small part of what they do; they also produce large steel beams and such for buildings! Go Yoshizawa, age 35, is a young blacksmith who is the company president's son and has decided to go back to their blacksmithing roots. He now makes unique and stunning tsuchime knives and some hand-folded Damascus.

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 180mm
Blade Height 50mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 2mm
Weight 148g
Steel Type SG2 Powdered Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 62-64
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Octagonal with Buffalo Horn collar
Blacksmith Nigara Hamono