Etsu Knife

Nigara Hamono Anmon R2 Kiritsuke 210 mm

$449.97 $599.95
Blade Length  210 mm
Total Length  370 mm
Steel  R2
Handle  Rosewood
Ferrule Pakka wood
Rockwell 64
Height Spine to heel  52 mm
Width at Spine  1.5 mm
Weight  150 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 knife is an absolute lazer! Nice and thin behind the edge it glides though anything you put in-front of it. The Kiritsuke shape is a favorite of ours at the shop and we find them to be very versatile and fun to use. The reverse Tanto tip makes more intricate work like brunoise shallot and garlic easier and makes slicing a breeze too. R2 steel provides excellent edge retention while being easy to maintain and won't rust. 

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