Nigara Hamono Tsuchime Damascus Santoku 170 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length 170 mm
Total Length 310 mm
Steel VG-10
Handle Ebony 
Ferrule N/A
Rockwell 61-63
Height Spine to heel 49 mm
Width at Spine 2 mm
Weight 167 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

Santoku translates to three virtues. Meat, fish, and vegetables, or slicing, dicing, and chopping. No matter what way you look at it, it implies the versatility of the knife. While you sacrifice some of the slicing capability of a larger gyuto, don't be fooled by its size, the santoku can get 99% of your kitchen tasks done without breaking a sweat, which is probably why its the most popular shape in Japanese home kitchens.


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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