Nigara Hamono SG2 Kurouchi Tsuchime Nakiri

Regular price £270.00

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Here's a nakiri you don't see every day, traditionally flat along the edge but with the added versatility of a kiritsuke shaped tip so you can make light work of veggies and use it for more intrictate work too!


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 blade is available in either a beautiful migaki tsuchime finish or a kurouchi blacksmith 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 simple but stylish octagonal teak (Migaki finish) or walnut (Kurouchi finish) handles to finish them off.

Some of the knives are also periodically available with a custom full-tang acrylic handle made in a variety of colours.


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

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.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 169mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 311mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2.2mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 51.9mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total weight: 157 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Cutting edge: SG2
  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 62 (HRC)
  • Handle style: Japanese
  • Handle material: Octagonal teak (on Migaki finish) or walnut (on Kurouchi finish) with black bolster

Product SKU: 8856

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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