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.
|210 mm||240 mm||270 mm|
|Weight||175 g||193 g||214 g|
|Total Length||345 mm||380 mm||419 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||200 mm||228 mm||260 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||49 mm||51 mm||54 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||2.2 mm||2.3 mm||2.2 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||2.1 mm||2.1 mm||2.1 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip||0.8 mm||0.8 mm||0.8 mm|
Steel Type: SG2/R2 Powder steel
Handle Design: K&S Ebony Handle with optional design