At the family run business Nigara Hamono, swords and knives have been created since their official appointment by the Tsugaru clan more than 350 years, and the business dates back 8 generations. Today, Nigara Hamono has a reputation for the absolute highest quality and the level of expertise and skill these craftsmen posses is not often found. The company is led by the master blacksmith by the name of Tsuyoshi Yoshizawa and every knife they make is forged by hand with the utmost care and attention to detail and quality. This combined, helps create knives made to last for years to come. Hand-crafted using R2/SG2 high-speed powder steel and with perfectly crafted custom and wood handles the fit and finish of Nigara knives are second to none.