Nigara Hamono SG2 Damascus Kiritsuke Nakiri

Regular price £370.00

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You don't see many nakiri with a kiritsuke tip but it's really very useful and when paired this spectacular damascus finish it's a high performance beauty from the workshop of Nigara Hamono.

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 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 damascus range and finish on these knives is outrageous. The circular patterns along the full length of each blade are completely unique and unlike any other damascus finish out there. This is a truly stunning knife in both the detail and style of the finish.


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

Nigara Hamono knives are excellent and this one in particular is something truly special and packs a visual punch that makes it an absolute pleasure to look at. For many people, the look of the knife is absolutely a consideration alongside the performance and it's fair to say that if you're looking for something that's a knock out on both front then it's this knife!

At this price point you're making a considered purchase but when you add together the excellent performance and craftmanship that comes from the hundreds of years of blade making experience Nigara Hamono are able to put into their knives it's still a knife that we'd be happy to say is a great purchase and something that's going to serve you for as many years as you need it.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 168mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 312mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 51.7mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.14mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 150 grams
  • Core Steel: SG2
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal teak with black buffalo or various full tang options
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: 10257

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

Protection & care for this knife

We recommend protecting this knife with a magnolia nakiri saya if you're not going to store it on a magnetic block or rack.

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Meet the maker

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.

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.

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