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.
|270 mm||300 mm||330 mm|
|Weight||220 g||255 g||283 g|
|Total Length||422 mm||452 mm||482 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||261 mm||290 mm||321 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||33.8 mm||35.0 mm||36.8 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||4.6 mm||4.6 mm||4.9 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||3.1 mm||3.2 mm||3.6 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip||1.1 mm||1.1 mm||1.1 mm|
Steel: Ginsan Stainless Steel
Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle and horn ferrule, with options