Nigara Kurouchi Anmon Gyuto 240mm



Introducing knives from Nigara Hamono, located in beautiful Aomori, Japan. 

Nigara hamono dates back over 350 years to the Edo period where they were first producing some of the finest swords for the Tsugaru clan of Japan. Currently in its 8th generation under the tutelage of Master smith Tsuyosho Yoshizawa. These are incredible works of art and we are pleased to introduce them to our shop. 

In the words of Nigara themselves, 'The 'Anmon' design 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. Old growth beech and pine encompass the Anmon falls where the cool mountain stream cascades down from the precipitous rocks above. The sight of the rippling waterfall has enchanted its visitors with its mystical power.'

These knives are stainless but require maintenance / drying to ensure protection to the Kurouchi finish. 

Please note, though this knife is sold as a 240mm the blade length is closer to 225-230mm. 


Blade 240mm / Double Bevel
Steel  SG2 / Anmon / Kurouchi  / Tsuchime
HRC  63 - 64
Handle  145mm / Octagonal Wenge Handle / Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Weight   176 grams


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