Nigara Migaki SG2 santoku EN
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Nigara Migaki SG2 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
There is something that sets Nigara Hamono apart from other knife-making families in Japan. We could first point out that it is 350 years of history, starting with the making of swords for the Tsugaru clan at the beginning of the Edo period. The passing down of know-how and skills over eight generations has undoubtedly given Nigara knives their cultural DNA, but the long history is not unique to Nigara.
It could be said that having a legendary fifth-generation blacksmith – Japan’s national treasure Mr. Kunitoshi Nigara (二唐國俊) – gives the family brand an elevated status. The best way to understand why Nigara stands out in the eyes of the current (8th) generation blacksmith – Mr. Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa (吉澤剛). As he stands in the family business workshop, with his younger brother and two young artisans, feeling inspired to create the most remarkable knives in the world.
The Nigara family has expanded since the days of swordsmithing – into construction steelworks, steel beam technologies, as well as restorations of historic metal structures. In a word, Nigara is the steel guru.
Nigara Hamono has many ranges of very identifiable knives. From the swirling pattern of the Anmon Kurozome to the highly sought-after Troll Killers, this SG2 kurouchi tsuchime line is no different. What makes this line so recognizable in our opinion is the distinct excuse for abstraction, the lower half of a hexagonal hammer pattern (tsuchime) in the kurouchi (rough forge), but what makes it A solid choice of knife to buy is this powder steel known as SG2. Unrivaled sharpness in stainless steel.
Designed entirely by hand, the handle is made of Australian red mallee burl, resin spacer and blonde buffalo horn ferrule.
Technical sheet Nigara Migaki SG2 santoku
Brand: Nigara Hamono
Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa
Series: Tsuchime kurouchi
Hardness: 63-64 HRC
Blade length: 16.8 cm
Heel height: 5.2 cm
Heel thickness: 2.1 mm
Thickness at the tip: 0.6 mm