Nigara Hamono Anmon Blue #2 Sakimaru Yanagiba 300mm

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A spectacular yanagiba from Nigara Hamono's flagship Anmon series - this is a knife that marries outstanding performance with looks and style that are out of this world and is a real collectors piece as well as a tool that offers the highest level of performance.

This knife is fitted with an ebony and marble buffalo bolster handle.

Note: Because of the unique nature of the damascus finish and patterns, the photos and video shown for this knife are for the exact one available for sale. Each Anmon knife is listed as a unique item.

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: 300mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 460mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 4.15mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 38.9mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 284 grams
  • 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)
  • Although the other knives in this range are double bevel, this particular knife is single bevel and designed for Right handed only use only.

Product SKU: NIG-001

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

Due to the size and height of this blade, unfortunately we do not have any guards or saya suitable for it at this time.

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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