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.
|180 mm||210 mm|
|Weight||211 g||272 g|
|Total Length||318 mm||354 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||170 mm||198 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||44.0 mm||49.6 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||3.8 mm||3.9 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||3.8 mm||3.3 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 2cm from tip||2.2 mm||2.3 mm|
Steel type: Ginsan Stainless Steel
Hardness (HRC): 60-61
Handle Design: K&S Ebony handle. Optional handles available.