Nigara Hamono sg2 240 mm gyuto..any good?

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Hi all.

Looking for a nice stainless gyuto for a friend.

I've come across a pretty nice looking Nigara Hamono 240 mm gyuto in SG2.

Anyone who knows how Nigaras sg2 knives are? Are they any good?

Have a nice day.
 
I have three of their tsuchime hammered SG2 (240, 180 bunka, and 150 petty), and they are very nice. Hollow ground much like a Yu Kurosaki in my opinion. I would recommend them if the look works good for you.

They are thin behind the edge and sharpen easily.
 
For Homebutcher price they are good, very decent steel, thin grind, the handle is not my couple of tea but they seems nice to hold
 
I bought all mine at Homebutcher and all were very good deals imho. The 240 has a Wenge/faux horn handle and it is actually very nice. The handle on the bunka was their maple western faceted wa handle. I really like those handles quite a bit.
 
I haven't owned one but have handled a few. Their grinds look solid, ticks a lot of boxes, and their fit and finish is very solid. Their western handle knives are freaking sweet. You will be hard pressed to find a rain drop damascus that looks that clean for that price. Every time I go into Tokushu Knife, I pick theirs up and handle it. Their F&F on their western handled knives was as good as Wusthoff's handles, just smooth as could be with minorly perceptible transitions between materials.
 
I haven't owned one but have handled a few. Their grinds look solid, ticks a lot of boxes, and their fit and finish is very solid. Their western handle knives are freaking sweet. You will be hard pressed to find a rain drop damascus that looks that clean for that price. Every time I go into Tokushu Knife, I pick theirs up and handle it. Their F&F on their western handled knives was as good as Wusthoff's handles, just smooth as could be with minorly perceptible transitions between materials.
Sounds good.

I'm looking for one with the wa handle. But I guess they are still decent.
 
From nigara- I have the anmon (raindrop), KU hammered sg2 and recently a Damascus ginsan. They’re all different animals tho-

The hammered sg2 is just as @Stevem627 described and is my favorite of the bunch for straight out of the box experience. It’s super thin behind the edge.

The anmon raindrop was super sticky/grabby out of the box. I haven’t heard anyone else with this experience, so mine could be unique. I kinda fuggd up the appearance -did some light sanding, kniferbaited it and lost the dark areas. It’s convex vs the slight hollow of the other.

If you can find the hammered migaki sg2 for a deal < $200 (home butcher) they are easily one my favorite recommended stainless.
 
How is the Damascus ginsan? I've not seen too much feedback on those.

It’s a beast- work horse choil and got some weight to it. Thin thin behind the edge. Pretty flat profile on the kiritsuke of mine. very rustic and cool aesthetic. Haven’t spent that much time with it tho.
 

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