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Nigara aogami#2 + shirogami#2 coreless honyaki gyuto 300mm

Nigara aogami#2 + shirogami#2 coreless honyaki gyuto 300mm

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A 300mm gyuto handcrafted by Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa of Nigara Hamono. The blade is made of multilayers of aogami#2 and shirogami#2. The coreless blade is then differentially heat-treated to give it a resilient spine and a sharper edge. Unlike laminated knives, honyaki produces sharper and long lasting edge. The knife is etched, revealing the distinct steel layers and the hamon. It has a full convex grind on the front and a gentler convexity on the reverse.

❖ For 350 years, Nigara Hamono, originating as sword makers for the Tsugaru clan, has preserved the art of Japanese swordsmithing across eight generations. Their legendary 5th generation blacksmith, Kunitoshi Nigara, is celebrated as a national treasure. Today, 8th generation blacksmith Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa evolves family traditions with unique knives. Located in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, they now focus on innovative kitchen cutlery, upholding a legacy of unparalleled craftsmanship.

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Brand: Nigara Hamono
Blacksmith: Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa (Go Yoshizawa)
Location: Aomori, Japan
Knife type: gyuto
Finish: semi-mirror | etched

Construction type: honyaki
Core steel: aogami#2 + shirogami#2 coreless
Steel type: carbon

Overall length: 446mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 286mm
Blade height at heel: 55.2mm
Spine thickness at handle: 5.9mm
Spine thickness at heel: 5.0mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.5mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.3mm
Weight: 340g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle:
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included

Note:
a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as the Nigara aogami#2 + shirogami#2 coreless honyaki knife, please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please note that there may be slight variations in the measurements of handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.

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Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.

Care Guide

Proper care is essential for Japanese kitchen knives. Here are some important points to consider:
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge, particularly if you're a beginner.

  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.

  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting. If you prefer a lower-maintenance option, stainless or stainless-clad carbon knives are recommended.

  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.

  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.

  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Japanese kitchen knives. Remember, proper care and attention will enhance your culinary experience and protect your investment.

FAQs: Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-20 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at info@zahocho.com to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.

Refunds

  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

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Nigara aogami#2 + shirogami#2 coreless honyaki gyuto 300mm

Nigara aogami#2 + shirogami#2 coreless honyaki gyuto 300mm

$2,173.00