Nigara Hamono Tsuchime Damascus Bunka 175 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length 175 mm
Total Length 315 mm
Steel VG-10
Handle Ebony 
Ferrule N/A
Rockwell 61-63
Height Spine to heel 49 mm
Width at Spine 2.3 mm
Weight 160 grams
Bevel  Double (50/50)

The Blacksmith

Nigara Hamono is located in Hirosaki which is a city at the very northern tip of the main island of Honshu. Their family has a 350 year old history of making knives and swords and more recently has expanded into structural steel beams for use in construction. Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa stands as the 8th generation smith in the lineage of blacksmiths at Nigara Hamono and creates knives with his younger brother and two other craftsman. 

We are so excited to be able to offer these gorgeous knives to our customers. They are very thin behind the edge and have great blade geometry which contributes to an absolutely stunning cutting feel. The VG-10 stainless steel will give these knives very good edge retention and will make these knives super easy to care for. Last, but maybe most exciting, is the amazing price! These knives are great bang for your buck knives and make a fantastic gift. 

The Knife

The bunka is to the santoku what the kiritsuke is to the gyuto. With a more aggressive tip and flatter profile than most santokus this bunka will excel at chopping and piercing tasks, and also more detailed tip work. The Bunka is an all purpose shape that is very similar to the ever versatile santoku. With its more aggressive K-tip, or reverse tanto tip, these guys can do everything the santoku can, but excel in finer tip work for things like brunoise shallots and garlic. 

Knife Care (Stainless Steel)

  • Although this knife is made from stainless steel we do still encourage our customers to keep their knives as dry and clean as possible.
  • NO DISHWASHER - the high heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Wash and dry by hand using regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Ensure the knife is dry before being put away for storage and ensure the edge of the knife is protected to avoid any unnecessary dulling.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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