Nakagawa Damascus B1 sakimaru yanagiba 300mm EN


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Nakagawa Damascus B1 sakimaru yanagiba 300mm

This blade, which reminds us of a katana due to its shape, is a typical Japanese blade intended mainly for cutting raw proteins.

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.

The blade we offer you here is a sakimaru yanagiba, a single-bevel blade, intended mainly for cutting fish and occasionally it can also be used for pieces of boneless meat.

Forged in Aogami #1 steel (Japanese blue steel) with a damask iron coating with a very subtle and elegant pattern.

Aogami #1 steel has a hardness of approximately 63 HRC which allows it to have an extremely sharp and polished edge, ideal for cutting raw proteins, and with remarkable edge retention.

The handle

The handle is handcrafted with a wavy poplar burl, silver nickel spacers and spalted beech.

Technical sheet

Brand: Hatsukokoro

Blacksmith: Satoshi Nakagawa

Steel: Aogami n.1

Finish: damascus

Hardness: 63 HRC

Blade length: 29.8 cm

Height of blade at heel: 3.5 cm

Blade thickness at the heel: 3.7 mm

Blade thickness at tip: 1.2 mm

Weight: 213 gr

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg


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