Satoshi Nakagawa-san is the disciple of master blacksmith Kenichi Shiraki-san (retired in 2017). He has trained under Shiraki-san for 16 years and was at the helm of Shiraki Hamono since 2015 when his master was ill. In April 2021, he decided to open his own workshop: Nakagawa Hamono.
At such a relatively young age, he is one of the most talented smiths out there who can forge both laminated and honyaki knives. He uses carbon steels like shirogami, aogami as well as stainless ones like VG10 and Ginsanko. We are excited to add some more Nakagawa-san's extremely well-forged blades in our lineup.
Blacksmith: Satoshi Nakagawa Location: Sakai, Japan Knife type: sakimaru takohiki with fuller ('chinagashi') Finish: suminagashi/ damascus
Construction type: nimai damascus soft iron Steel category: carbon Steel type: Hitachi aogami #1 (blue #1)
Total length: 494mm Blade length: 323mm Blade height at heel: 34.6mm Spine thickness at handle: 4.3mm Spine thickness at heel: 4.2mm Spine thickness at middle: 3.0mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.9mm Weight: 296g
Edge/bevel: single bevel Handle: octagonal ebony Ferrule: buffalo horn Hand orientation: right-handed
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NOTE: These knives are handmade so there will be slight variances and imperfections. Even the pricierShigefusa or Kiyoshi Katoknives can have minor imperfections.
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