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. Initially in Ginsan steel and now in even more popular Blue1 core and damascus cladding, with featured wide bevel.
|Weight||195 g||223 g||265 g|
|Total Length||352 mm||384 mm||422 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||200 mm||230 mm||260 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||48 mm||49.6 mm||50.4 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||3.5 mm||3.3 mm||3.4 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||2.4 mm||2.6 mm||3.1 mm|
|Width of Spine at 1cm from Tip||0.9 mm||0.9 mm||0.9mm|
Steel type: Blue 1 core with soft iron damascus cladding
Hardness (HRC): 63-64
Handle Design : K&S Teak wood handle with options