"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 wood wrapped handle made from bark of Sakura wood (cherry blossom). This is a traditional Japanese craft called "Kabazaiku", and it is known for its rich dark brown color and the natural shine of Sakura bark.
The blade is made from an inlayed aogami blue paper steel stamped with Higonokami trademark and "N&F" logo. The handle is left blank to emphasize the beauty of Sakura bark craft.
Blade length: 2 7/8" (7.3 cm), Handle Length: 3 3/4" (9.5cm)
- Made in Japan
- SKU: 1909664KN