Nigara - Migaki Tsuchime SG2 180MM BUNKA (龍鱗系）
Nigara Hamono 二唐刃物
The Bunka knife is a versatile culinary tool, akin to the Nakiri, distinguished by its typically higher profile and subtly different nose shape. It is primarily recommended for proficiently executing push cuts, slices, and chopping techniques.
Nigara Hamono was appointed by the Tsugaru region over 350 years ago to craft Japanese swords. As one of the esteemed noble swordsmiths in Japan, they have steadfastly preserved this ancient craft. During the Showa period, the 5th generation master swordsmith, Kunitoshi Nigara, achieved legendary status for his exquisite work, making him a national treasure..
In the present day, Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa, the 8th generation and a young blacksmith (son of the company’s president, Toshiju Yoshizawa), is carrying forward the family's cherished traditions, crafting distinctive knives.
The Tsuchime/Migaki SG2 series, entirely handcrafted, showcases one of the most advanced powder stainless steels available, SG2/R2. It boasts a unique hammered pattern and a traditional Migaki matte finish. With an impressively thin edge and a remarkable HRC hardness rating of 62-63, these exceptional knives are sure to captivate anyone with their outstanding craftsmanship. They are complemented by octagonal Wenge handles that harmoniously match the steel's pattern.
Nigara Hamono created a unique Tsuchime pattern like the dragon scale, The finish of the jigane is truly unique on this knife - while the tsuchime patterns have an almost matt nashiji-like texture, giving this knife a sophisticated accent.