Nakagawa x Myojin Damascus B1 santoku EN


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Nakagawa x Myojin Damascus B1 santoku

The santoku is the ultimate versatile knife. Literally its name means three virtues (san=three and toku: virtues). This can refer to meat, fish and vegetables but also to chopping, chopping and slicing.

History and curiosity

Nagakawa-san apprenticed with the legendary master blacksmith Kenichi Shiraki who created the Shiraki Hamono brand, until becoming its leader when Shiraki-san retired. In 2005 Nakagawa-san changed the brand name to Nakagawa Hamono.

Nakagawa-san is today one of the renowned blacksmiths when it comes to high-end artisanal cutlery. He works with all types of steel, but where we can appreciate his mastery of heat treatments is with Ginsan, Aogami #1 and Shirogami #1 steels.

Forged from Aogami #1 steel with a soft damask iron coating, we offer a hardness of approximately 63 HRC. In addition, the part concerning the sharpening and finishing of the blade was entrusted to Naohito Myojin, one of the most recognized master sharpeners of the moment. Which enhances the work of the blacksmith with a breathtaking blade geometry and polishing entirely with natural stone.

The handle

The handle is handcrafted from bocote wood, a variety of rosewood, with a buffalo horn ferrule.

Technical sheet

Brand: Nakagawa Hamono

Blacksmith: Satoshi Nakagawa

Steel: Aogami #1 with damask soft iron coating

Finish: Kasumi

type: santoku

Hardness: 63 HRC

Blade length: 17.4 cm

Blade height at heel: 4.91 cm

thickness at the heel: 2.5 mm

thickness at tip: 0.3 mm

Weight: 126 gr

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg


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