Nigara Hamono SG2 Tsuchime Nakiri

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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!

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.


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 in this range is available in a range of beautiful tsuchime finishes. Hand hammered to create a unique pattern on every one and with a subtlly exposed cutting edge they're wonderful to look at.

In Hand

Light and nimble, the blades throughout the SG2 line are thin and well balanced and with subtle rounding of the heel and spine are comfortable for extended periods of use when working with a pinch grip on the larger knives.


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 is a stainless steel and is easy to maintain and resharpen. Just follow our normal care instructions and this is a knife you will be using for many years.

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: 170mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 314mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 51.4mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.21mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 153 grams
  • Core Steel: SG2
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Various
  • Handle Material: Octagonal walnut (on Kurouchi finish) or teak (on Matt Migaki finish) with black buffalo bolster. Custom handles also available.
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: NIG-021-##

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 a nakiri size blade guard for this knife.

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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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