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||237 g||282 g|
|Total Length||323 mm||353 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||169 mm||195 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||44.3 mm||49.5 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||3.6 mm||3.7 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||3.1 mm||3.4 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 2cm from tip||2.7 mm||2.8 mm|
Steel type: Ginsan Stainless Steel
Hardness (HRC): 60-61
Handle Design: K&S Ebony handle. Optional handles available.