After the retirement of legendary master craftsman Kenichi Shiraki, Nakagawa-san, as Shiraki-san's disciple for almost 20 years, is heading the Shiraki Hamono (now as Nakagawa Hamono).
In fact, many of Shiraki-san's works including honyaki in the last 5 or more years were done by Nakagawa-san.
Nakagawa-san is also forging knives for some top tier lines from Sakai retailers, namely Sakai Kikumori, Sakai Jikko, and some other brands.
So K&S now is very pleased and honored to carry the latest works from Nakagawa-san, primarily in Ginsan steel with featured wide bevel, followed by more profiles and various steels in the near future.
|165 mm||180 mm||210 mm|
|Weight||311 g||386 g||440 g|
|Total Length||326 mm||340 mm||365 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||171 mm||187 mm||216 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||52.3 mm||55.9 mm||59.9 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||5.9 mm||6.4 mm||6.4 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||4.9 mm||6.0 mm||5.4 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 1cm from tip||2.4 mm||2.4 mm||2.4 mm|
Steel type: Ginsan core with stainless clad
Hardness (HRC): 60-61
Handle Design: K&S ebony handle with black horn ferrule.