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.