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.
|210 mm||240 mm||270 mm|
|Weight||159 g||193 g||214 g|
|Total Length||344 mm||380 mm||419 mm|
|Tip to Heel Length||197 mm||228 mm||260 mm|
|Blade Height at Heel||48.1 mm||51.0 mm||54.0 mm|
|Width of Spine Above Heel||2.2 mm||2.3 mm||2.2 mm|
|Width of Spine at Middle of Blade||2.2 mm||2.1 mm||2.1 mm|
|Width of Spine at about 2cm from tip||0.9 mm||0.9 mm||0.9 mm|
Steel type: R2 Powdered Steel, Stainless Cladding
Hardness (HRC): 62-64
Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available.