"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.
The blade is made from an inlayed aogami blue paper steel surrounded by an brass handle with Indigo enamel over it. Over time the enamel will rub off and you can see the brass under it, creating a nice "faded" look.
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.
Blade length: 2 7/8" (7.3 cm), Handle Length: 3 3/4" (9.5cm)
- Made in Japan
- SKU: 1906383KN