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Nigara tsuchime SG2 gyuto 210mm (pearl)

Nigara tsuchime SG2 gyuto 210mm (pearl)

Regular price ¥56,000 JPY
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The Nigara tsuchime SG2 gyuto Knife, meticulously crafted by Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan, epitomizes exceptional craftsmanship. This knife features an SG2 core, a powder metallurgy steel renowned for its remarkable edge retention. Its traditional tsuchime finish adds to its allure. The knife is accompanied by a western-style handle, skillfully made from high-quality resin, adorned with mosaic pins for both comfort and aesthetic appeal.

❖ 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
Location: Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Knife type: gyuto
Finish: tsuchime

Construction type: sanmai
Cladding: stainless
Core steel: SG2
HRC: 62-63
Steel type: stainless

Overall length: 339mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 196mm
Blade height at heel: 48.2mm
Spine thickness at handle: 2.2mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.1mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.0mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.0mm
Weight: 208g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: pearl resin with mosain pins
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included

Note: To maintain the condition of your Japanese knives, like Nigara tsuchime SG2 gyuto knife, consistent upkeep is required. Our care guide is here to help.

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Care Guide
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 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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