Nigara Hamono have over 350 years of family expertise in knife making. Now in their 8th generation, the masterful craftsmanship of their knives puts them in the Premier league for quality and performance. A Nigara knife is a knife for life. Made with the utmost attention to quality, detail and performance, Nigara knives are very hard to beat.
R2 steel is a hard stainless steel used by leading blacksmiths to provide some of the best sharpness and retention specifications that can be achieved from stainless steel. It makes for a superbly sharp knife that lasts a long time but can require a little more elbow grease when sharpening due to being a harder steel.
These traditional 'Wa' handles are handmade in Sheffield, UK, using UK Walnut and Oak. Created by hand, with love and care by the truly passionate Scott at Sheffield Knife Sharpening, the stunning pairing with these beautiful knives is one of a kind.
Similar to a Gyuto chef’s knife, the Santoku offers a large light blade with a taller profile and a flatter belly, making the knife excellent for a more ‘up and down’ chopping motion for meat, fish or vegetables. Blades vary from 160mm to 180mm. This is a great knife if you want an all rounder with shorter blade and a good weight to it.
Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.
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Please read our guidance pages below to help you make the right choice and make the most of the knives you choose: