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Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)
Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)

Nagaoke kurouchi shirogami #1 bunka 170mm (stainless clad)

Regular price ¥18,700
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Nagaoke-san, a Sanjo-based maker, is the current head blacksmith of the brand, Kikuhiromaru. In fact, this brand is mainly known for chisels which are very popular among Japanese carpenters and woodworkers. Kikuhiromaru bladed tools are known for their absolute sharpness and outstanding durability. The brand has specialized in White steel tools for three generations.

Nagaoke-san rarely makes knives and we are lucky to offer these beautiful blades. Despite the affordable price, these knives are well-made and consistent especially when it comes to the geometry. He is known as a perfectionist and we can see that on these blades. 

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Blacksmith: Kazuyoshi Nagaoke
Brand: Kikuhiromaru
Location: Sanjo, japan
Knife type: bunka
Finish: kurouchi nashiji

Construction type: sanmai | stainless clad
Steel type: Hitachi shirogami #1 (white #1)

Total length: 309mm
Blade length: 167mm
Blade height at heel: 50.5mm
Spine thickness at handle: 4.1mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.6mm
Spine thickness at middle: 1.9mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.0mm
Weight: 140g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal rosewood
Ferrule: red pakkawood
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

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