Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Kiritsuke Gyuto 210mm with ironwood handle

Regular price £390.00

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The skill and craftmanship that create this knife has been gained from generations of experience and it shows whichever part of the knife you look at and this one is paired with a limited edition full tang ironwood handle.

First Impressions

Exceptional - The sharpness right out of the box is comparable with some of the best knives we've tested and the balance and handling of the blade makes using it a joy. 

The cutting edge is extremely thin and simply falls through food.


The whole package with the SG2 is beautiful, from the classy grey presentation box with it's silver foil embossed company name and logo through to the care and instructions and company history inlay English and Japanese onto the knife itself. 

The blade is a beautiful kurouchi tsuchime finish, hand hammered to create a unique pattern on every one and with a subtlly exposed cutting edge they're wonderful to look at.

We've paired them with a classic octagonal wa handle in either teak (on the Migaki finished knives) or walnut (on the kurouchi finish) with black buffalo horn bolster.

Custom handled versions of some knives in this range are also available.


The SG2 clad in stainless steel is a strong choice that balances edge retention and durability and will provide a great level of performance over many years use when honed and maintained correctly. 

Ease of Care

SG2 is a stainless steel and is easy to maintain and resharpen. Just follow our normal care instructions and this is a knife you will be using for many years.

Our Verdict

Both the migaki and kurouchi finished versions of the SG2 range are incredible. They're beautiful knives and the sharpness right out of the box is outstanding as you would expect from Nigara Hamono. 

These are knives that are absolutely worth every penny and are rightly very popular not just with us but with everyone who's used one.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 200mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 341mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.51mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 49.8mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 221 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: SG2
  • 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
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Various
  • Handle Material: Octagonal walnut (on Kurouchi finish) or teak (on Matt Migaki finish) with black buffalo bolster. Custom handles also available.
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 8865

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

We recommend a gyuto sized blade guard to protect this knife. Please note there is no wooden saya available that fits. 

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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Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

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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