Nigara Hamono Anmon "Troll Killer" Gyuto 240mm

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It's impossible to overstate the beauty of the "Troll Killer" from Nigara Hamono, they're extremely limited and every single knife is a one-of-a-kind collectors piece.

Hand forged damascus using an incredible 250 layers of steel and paired with a classic octagonal wa handle made from ebony and finished with nickel rings and white buffalo bolster and heel this is without question, one of the most spectacular knives we've had the honour and pleasure to sell.

This knife is a one of a kind due to the different patterns and finishes in the Anmon range so the photos and video here are for this exact knife.

First Impressions

Nigara Hamono's knives are all impressively sharp right out of the box and you'd expect nothing less when looking at the highest level flagship knives in the Anmon range. 

They're typically single bevel knives in the Anmon range and  designed for right handed use but there also extremely limited edition double bevel knives available (detailed as such where relevant).

Beauty

The famous Anmon damascus style is created by forging 25 layers of steel (and up to 250 layers for the Troll Killer knives!) which leads to some incredible and interesting patterns, each one of which is completely unique. 

Every Anmon knife is listed as an individual product on the site and so the one you're looking at, is the only one with that incredible pattern and finish.

In Hand

With a mix of single and double bevel as well as varying handle fits in the Anmon range, the focus is very much on the balance and comfort of every individual knife and even the knives with the traditionally heavier full tang Western style ironwood handles feel light and nimble in hand. 

The comfort and balance levels are excellent thanks to the attention to detail given to the Anmon.

Ease of Care

It's a reactive steel core so will develop a patina with use as you'd expect but it's easy to look after if you follow our normal care instructions and store properly when not in use.

Our Verdict

Sure, the Anmon is a significant investment in a knife but at this level of craft and quality you're going beyond just buying a knife because it's a quality blade.

The Anmon knives are collectors pieces as well as being exceptional knives and the combination of their extremely limited production levels means the lead time on them can be more than a year so if you're looking for a truly spectacular knife to join your collection from a top level maker then look no further.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 234mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 385mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.5mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 54.14mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 245 grams
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Core Steel: Blue Steel #2
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and therefore has some special care instructions and properties.

    Read the carbon steel care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Soft Iron
  • Hardness: 64 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Various
  • Handle Material: Various handle styles and materials are fitted to the Anmon knives.
  • Left or Right handed: Various (Check individual knife detail)

Product SKU: 11604

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

A photo of various protective guards for Japanese chef knives

This knife comes with a gyuto blade guard but we definitely recommend you show it off when not in use by storing it on a magnetic rack or block!

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Blacksmith Profile

Nigara Hamono

A legendary name in sword and knife making stretching back 8 generations and 350 years. You simply don't get much more skill going into each blade.

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Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

Ally & James

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