"Higonokami" is a type of Japanese folding pocket knife originating in Miki city, Hyogo Prefecture. A Higonokami knife has a blade that folds into a handle normally made of folded over sheet metal. When in use, the user can hold their thumb over a lever called Chikiri to prevent the blade from folding. It's unique double-edged V-shaped blade means you can use either side, regardless of dominant hand.
Higonokami knives are renowned for their simplicity and long-lasting quality. Today there remains only one manufacturer still making authentic Higonokami knives. The manufacturer of this knife has been making Higonokami knives since 1894.
For this knife, we chose a special wooden handle made from Black Persimmon. Black Persimmon is a very rare occurrence of a dark pattern that develops in old persimmon trees. It's only found in trees that are at least 100 years old or older. It is not only rare, but also a beautiful contrast of dark and light parts. The blade is made from an inlayed VG10 steel surrounded by an Ironwood wooden handle. Stamped on the handle you will find the Naked & Famous Denim logo along with a 'nude woman with sword' illustration on one side and the Higonokami trademark on the other.
*Please note that there is a lot of variation in color of this wood from dark to light. Each knife is unique, and the one you receive may be darker or lighter than the one in the photos.
Blade length: 2 7/8" (7.3 cm), Handle Length: 3 3/4" (9.5cm)
- Made in Japan
- SKU: 1909670KN