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.
After the success of bringing in Nakagawa-san's popular wide-bevel Ginsan line, we are now proud to offer his professional single bevel line - Blue1 yaganiba with beautifully finished spine and choil.
|270 mm||300 mm||330 mm|
|Weight||221 g||249 g||283 g|
|Total Length||422 mm||452 mm||482 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||260 mm||290 mm||320 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||34.2 mm||35.9 mm||36.7 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||4.5 mm||4.8 mm||5.0 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||3.7 mm||3.7 mm||3.7 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip||2.0 mm||2.0 mm||2.1 mm|
|Steel||Blue 1||Blue 1||Blue 1|
|Hardness||HRC 63-64||HRC 63-64||HRC 63-64|
|Handle Design||Teak handle and horn ferrule, with options
||Teak handle and horn ferrule, with options||
Teak handle and horn ferrule, with options