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Shizu Hamono Gen Kurouchi Damascus Nakiri

Shizu Hamono Gen Kurouchi Damascus Nakiri

Regular price $120.00 SGD
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Shizu Hamono is a knife maker, established in 1959 in Seki by Masami Horibe. He grew up in Seki city, the city of blacksmiths, and naturally became a craftsman. 

Gen (玄) means BLACK and EXPERT in Japanese.

The distinctive black kurouchi finish and Damascus pattern gives you a sense of the beauty and depth of Japanese craftsmanship. The traditional chestnut wa-handle naturally grips the hand and the hammering on the blade prevents food from sticking.

The Gen series of kitchen knives are unique in that it has a real kurouchi finish typically only found in carbon steel knives. Gen knives are 100% stainless steel with a VG10 core. This real kurouchi finish is created after 29 months of research and development by the engineers at Shizu. This is in contrast with other stainless steel kurouchi kitchen knives which are typically painted black and can easily be chipped off. Real kurouchi is a strong chemical bond of black iron oxide on the surface of steel which does not shed or chip.


Blade Type: Nakiri
Core: VG-10 Stainless Steel
Cladding: 33-Layer Damascus Steel with a Hammered Kurouchi Finish
Handle: Chestnut with a Black Pakkawood Ferrule
HRC: 60 - 61
Blade Length: 130 | 150 | 170mm
Overall Length: 252 | 274 | 310mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2 | 2 | 2.2mm
Weight: 109 | 126 | 182g


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