Higonokami Blue Steel Folding Knife Brass Handle (Various Size)
Brand: Higonokami 肥後守
Blacksmith: Mitsuo Nagao 永尾 光雄
Producing Area: Miki, Hyogo/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Aogami Blue #2 Soft Iron Clad
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Higonokami is a traditional Japanese folding knife. These friction fit folding knives are great for a variety of tasks such as sharpening a pencil, opening packages, foraging and cutting fruit.
They are forged by Mitsuo Nagao in Miki-Hyogo with Yasuki Blue #2 Carbon Steel and cladded with soft iron.
Only knives from Nagao KaneKoma Factory are legally allowed to be called Higonokami, other knife makers must refer to their knives as Higo or Higonokami-Style.
To maintain the knife make sure to keep the blade dry to avoid any rust development and always have your thumb on the lever(chikiri) for safety. The handle, made of brass, will develop a beautiful patina with time, but if you prefer you can also polish it to get a beautiful shine.
This knife comes in 3 different sizes. X-Large (120mm blade), Large ( 90mm blade ) or Medium (80mm blade).
The pictures and dimensions listed are for reference. As these are handmade items containing natural products, there may be variances in appearance and specifications.