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.


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. 

Value for money

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: 260mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 410mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width: 2.4mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height: 52.6mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total weight: 203 grams
  • Sharpness score: 137 (See how we measure this)
  • 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

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

What you get

A beautifully subtle grey presentation box with a padded lad to protect the knife from moving and the Nigara name and logo embossed in a silver foil finish. Even the box is beautiful.

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.

Helping you find the perfect knife

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.

Ally & James

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