The new Nigara VG10 Damascus Tsuchime line. A well finished line with eased spine and choil, with virbant suminagashi pattern.
VG10 steel is a great mid-range special stainless cutlery steel that is easy to sharpen, with good impact resistance and edge retention.
Since being appointed by the domain of Tsugaru to make Japanese swords, Nigara Forging has a history of over 350 years.
As one of the few noble swordsmiths in Japan, Nigara homono has continued to preserve this art. The making of swords has been abandoned as a business item since 1965, but the same forging techniques such as welding and hammering have been kept alive in the making of kitchen knives since then.
Tip to Heel Length
Blade Height at Heel
Width of Spine Above Heel
Width of Spine at Middle of Blade
Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip
|VG10 Core with Stainless Clad
|HRC 60 to 61
|K&S Octagonal Teak Handle with Options