Etsu Knife

Nigara Hamono Anmon R2 Bunka 165 mm

$489.95
Blade Length  165 mm
Total Length  320 mm
Steel  R2
Handle  Rosewood
Ferrule Buffalo Horn 
Rockwell 64
Height Spine to heel  52 mm
Width at Spine  1.8 mm
Weight  139 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 Bunka would be a fantastic addition to any knife kit. Feels light and nimble in the hand and has a beautiful tsuchime finish that some would argue helps food fall away from the blade. The R2 steel means easy maintenance and no chance of rust in addition to phenomenal edge retention. Nigara Hamono puts fantastic grinds on their knives and they come nice and thin behind the edge. Really nice cutting feel on these fantastic blades.

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