Nigara Hamono SG2 Migaki Tsuchime Gyuto 270mm

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A remarkable large gyuto made entirely by hand at Nigara Hamono and finished with a beautiful migaki tsuchime hammer pattern that catches the eye at every angle.

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.

Beauty

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.

Durability

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 can sometimes be a little difficult to sharpen compared to other steels but as long as you're following our normal care and use instructions and storing your knife on a rack or with a saya then it should last you for many years of happy cooking.

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: 260mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 410mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.4mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 52.6mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 203 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: SG2
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal walnut (on Kurouchi finish) or teak (on Matt Migaki finish) with black buffalo bolster. Custom handles also available.

Product SKU: 8403

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.

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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 small family run business based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Since 2011 we've helped thousands of happy customers find the perfect knife for their cooking and hope to serve you soon.

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