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Nakagawa  |  SKU: NK-W3HON-SM270

Nakagawa White Steel Honyaki Sakimaru Takobiki 270mm Mirror Polish

$1,214.99 $1,349.95
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Measurements 

 270 mm
Weight 218 g
Total Length mm
Tip to Heel Length 262 mm
Blade Height at Heel 29 mm
Width of Spine Above Heel 3.4 mm
Width of Spine at Middle of Blade 2.8 mm
Width of Spine at about 1 cm from tip 2.1 mm


  • Steel: White 3 mono steel

  • Hardness: HRC 62

  • Handle Design: K&S triple-metal-spacer ebony handle

 

The Nakagawa White Steel (White 3) Honyaki is a more practical line of Honyaki knives. While we all LOVE everything to be as exotic as possbile: steel has to be White 1 or Blue 1, and has to be mizu-honykai. Fact is, not only it is very difficult to forge and sharpen (hence expensive), it is also quite a bit more delicate compared to the White 3 Abura (oil) Honyaki. For Honyaki, it is naturally harder than the usual Kasumi counterpart. For example a White 2 honyaki will be 1 or 2 HRC harder than a White 2 Kasumi knife. As a result, a White 3 Honyaki is similar to White 2 Kasumi, which makes the White 3 Honyaki an excellent practical daily cutter.

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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.

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Nakagawa

Nakagawa White Steel Honyaki Sakimaru Takobiki 270mm Mirror Polish

$1,214.99 $1,349.95

Measurements 

 270 mm
Weight 218 g
Total Length mm
Tip to Heel Length 262 mm
Blade Height at Heel 29 mm
Width of Spine Above Heel 3.4 mm
Width of Spine at Middle of Blade 2.8 mm
Width of Spine at about 1 cm from tip 2.1 mm


 

The Nakagawa White Steel (White 3) Honyaki is a more practical line of Honyaki knives. While we all LOVE everything to be as exotic as possbile: steel has to be White 1 or Blue 1, and has to be mizu-honykai. Fact is, not only it is very difficult to forge and sharpen (hence expensive), it is also quite a bit more delicate compared to the White 3 Abura (oil) Honyaki. For Honyaki, it is naturally harder than the usual Kasumi counterpart. For example a White 2 honyaki will be 1 or 2 HRC harder than a White 2 Kasumi knife. As a result, a White 3 Honyaki is similar to White 2 Kasumi, which makes the White 3 Honyaki an excellent practical daily cutter.

============

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.

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