Nigara Aogami (Blue) Super Kurouchi Tsuchime Finished Nakiri 180mm

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The Blue Super line from Nigara features the unique Kaen (火炎, flame) hammer pattern. The stainless cladding and Blue Super core is the perfect entry point to dive into the world of carbon steel.

I often recommend professionals to get the stainless clad carbon rather than full carbon because sometimes the kitchen can be a bit too busy to look after an iron cladded knife.


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


Weight: 157 g

Total Length: 318 mm

Tip to Heel Length: 168 mm

Blade Height at Heel: 50.9 mm

Width of Spine Above Heel: 2.2 mm

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade: 2.2 mm

Width of Spine at about 2cm from tip: 0.9 mm

Steel type: Aogami (Blue) Super

Hardness (HRC): 63-65

Handle Design: K&S Teak wood handle. Optional handles available.

Most of our products are handmade in Japan, and sometimes the one that you receive maybe slightly different to the photo. This is very common and in no way it will affect the performance of the product.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do feel free to let us know.


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Kakumei and its sister shop Knives and Stones has been in the Japanese homeware industry for almost 10 years. We have suppliers all over Japan: from Nigara Hamono in Aomori to the Satsuma Kirko Kagoshima.

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