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  • Unshu Chuzen Hamono | Nakiri | 160mm・6¼" | Stainless tang | Knife Japan

Unshu Chuzen Hamono Nakiri 160mm Shirogami#1

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Product Description

This otherwise standard nakiri is unusual in a couple of ways. It's a traditional warikomi blade forged by a swordsmith, and you don't find those every day. You can't buy it elsewhere online - the very definition of uncommon. Then there's the tang.

Look closely at our photographs and you'll see a material line on the blade neck a couple of centimetres from the handle. That's where the white#1 steel and soft iron warikomi blade meets a stainless steel neck and tang. Skilled smithing. The motivation is that over time the tang inside the handle can be a point of hidden rust.

It's a mark of the maker that Unshu Chuzen Hamono cares to future-proof their knives in this way. The underlying philosophy is 'naga-mochi', of making use of their product for a very long time. We like that.

Blade steel: YSS Shirogami#1 | nantetsu | stainless
Bevel: Ryōba double bevel
Blade construction: Warikomi
Left-handed available: Handle and blade suit both hands
Handl Hounoki (Magnolia)
Ferrule: Plastic
Blade length: 160mm
Blade height: 50mm
Blade spine: 3mm above choil
Handle length: 128mm
Handle thickness: 28x22mm
Weight in hand: 149g

Unshu Chuzen Hamono, Shimane Prefecture

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