Higonokami Folding Knife
$ 20.00 USD
This cult classic pocket knife has been produced in Japan since 1904. Made from carbon steel for strength, the Higonokami pocket knife features a hand-forged blade that folds into the base, and a small latch to reopen it safely. The Japanese characters for Higonokami are engraved on the metallic base, letting you carry a little piece of Japanese history with you wherever you go.
The mini Higonokami knife also features a small hole on the latch to loop through your keyring. The small blade is perfect for opening letters or parcels.
About Higonokami Knives
In the 19th century, a blacksmith in Kyushu is said to have added a simple lever to a basic pocket knife to help open and close the blade more easily. The knife proved to be successful and a guild was formed to oversee the manufacturing of the knife. Only those belonging to the guild could manufacture the knife and use the respected name of Higo No Kami. The term "Higo no Kami" means "Lord of Higo" in Japanese, in honor of the Lord of Kyushu. Today, each higonokami knife is still handmade by the last remaining maker in the guild, Nagao Seisakusho.
Materials: Nickel, carbon steel
Dimensions: 3 ¾” (closed)
Care: After use, wipe away any stains with a cloth and camellia oil or other anti-rust oils. Store in a place free from moisture.