Nigara VG10 Damascus Tsuchime Nakiri 165mm

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The new Nigara VG10 Damascus Tsuchime line. A well finished line with eased spine and choil, with virbant suminagashi pattern. 

VG10 steel is a great mid-range special stainless cutlery steel that is easy to sharpen, with good impact resistance and edge retention. 


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.




158 g 

Total Length

302 mm

Tip to Heel Length

160 mm

Blade Height at Heel

50 mm

Width of Spine Above Heel 

2.1 mm

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

2.1 mm

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

2.1 mm 


VG10 Core with Stainless Clad


HRC 60 to 61

Handle Design

K&S Octagonal Teak Handle with Options

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.

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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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