New to us for 2021. We're excited to introduce these in the shop. Hoping to see more from Nakagawa Hamono in the future.
Shiraki Knives in Sakai City was one of the best blacksmiths in Japan. Kenichi Shiraki was a famous blacksmith who can make White steel number 1 water quenching Honyaki (Shiroichi Mizu Honyaki) knives. It is said that there are only about four blacksmiths who can make these knives in 2021. That much skill is required.
Satoshi Nakagawa has studied and made knives there for 16 years. He closed Shiraki knives after master Shiraki retired and started Nakagawa knives in April 2021. He can also make Shiroichi Mizu Honyaki knives, single and double bevel knives, and stainless and carbon steel knives. This fact means he is one of the best blacksmith in Japan. He has inherited Sakai's 600-year history and tradition of making cutlery.
Please note, although this is sold as a 180mm knife, slight variance in length (4-5mm) may be present.
Due to the incredibly and meticulously handmade nature of these knives, we have noticed some variance in length, grind, and finish on these products. We are happy to accommodate sharpening requests and/or requests for pictures of the knives in stock before they are shipped. Thank you for your understanding.
|Blade||180mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||Silver 3 / Ginsan|
|HRC||62 - 62|
|Handle||130mm / Octagonal Wenge|