Hatsukokuro Nakagawa 300mm Kiritsuke Yanagi Ginsanko Ebony Black Buffalo Horn Handle

Regular Price
$695.24
Sale Price
$695.24
Regular Price
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Nakagawa-san's knives are characterized by excellent heat control during forging and a very thorough heat treatment creating knives that have superb edge formation and edge life with good toughness. His carbon steels are usually easy to sharpen across most steel types. Nakagawa-san reputation as one of a few blacksmiths in Sakai to forge Ginsanko and VG10 stainless steels that results in excellent edge life and toughness is well earned, his ginsanko is one of the best we have used and sharpened, really superb edge life, toughness and edge formation.

The sharpener on this series is credited as Kawakita Hamono operated by Kazumi Kawakita. Kawaita-san is a famed master sharpener who lists many notable and well-respected Sakai sharpeners, like Morihiro, notably the sole sharpener of the Konosuke Fujiyama line (until 2018) who also worked on the Sakai Kikumori Choyo series as well as a credited grinder for Nakagawa and other projects from Sakai.

These have a solid feel with little overall flex but the edge is super thin and ‘nail-going’; it can be temporarily bent with pressure against a fingernail, an old style test for proper thinness on a fine ground blade. While not the thinnest in our stock at the spine behind the edge they are quite possibly the thinnest. They will cut very very smoothly but can be easy to damage if any twisting, lateral pressure or scraping is applied. These are best suited for those already using thin edged Japanese knives and maybe not the best first Japanese knife for someone used to forgiving tougher knives. 

Do not leave wet. Hand wash & dry, no dishwasher. Hardwood-end grain or softwood long grain cutting boards are preferred; avoid bamboo and plastic cutting boards. 

Brand: Hatsukokuro
Smith: Satoshi Nakagawa
Sharpener: Kawakita Hamono
Producing Area: Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Profile: Kiritsuke Yanagi
Size: 300mm
Steel Type: Stainless
Steel: Ginsanko
Handle: Ebony Handle Black Buffalo
Total Length:  446mm
Edge Length: 288mm
Handle to Tip Length: 302mm
Blade Height: 34mm
Thickness: 4.1mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Weight: 241grams
Hand Orientation: Right Handed

Hatsukokuro Nakagawa 300mm Kiritsuke Yanagi...

Regular Price
$695.24
Sale Price
$695.24
Regular Price
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 
>