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 2cm from tip
Steel type: R2 Powdered Steel, Stainless Cladding
Hardness (HRC): 62-64
Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available.