Etsu Knife

Nigara Hamono Anmon R2 Kawamuki 120 mm

$224.97 $299.95
Blade Length  120 mm
Total Length  245 mm
Steel  R2
Handle  Rosewood 
Ferrule Pakka wood
Rockwell 64
Height Spine to heel  32 mm
Width at Spine  1.5 mm
Weight  69 grams

 

Nigara Hamono received official Appointment (designation of excellence in craftsmanship) by the Tsugaru Clan more than 350 years ago for their work making katana. The blacksmith techniques developed at that time have been passed down through the generations and to this day the utmost attention and care is taken when making each knife. Located in the northern town of Hirosaki, Nigara Hamono developed The “Anmon” design which was inspired by the rippling water of the Anmon Waterfalls, cascading from the foot of the World Heritage Shirakami Mountains adjacent to the city of Hirosaki. 

This is a super cool knife and a very unique one at that. Kawamuki are fantastic for those who like a relatively short but tall blade they can use for smaller vegetable and herb chopping. Great for use on the countertop for lunch and breakfast if you're a home cook or perfect for life on the line if you're a pro. R2 steel provides amazing edge retention with easy maintenance and won't rust.

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