Higonokami Custom Folding Knife Large Brass Handle (#11K)
Brand: Higonokami 肥後守
Smith: Mitsuo Nagao 永尾 光雄
Producing Area: Miki-Hyogo/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Total Length: 173mm
Edge Length: 77mm
Handle to Tip Length: 80mm
Blade Height: 14mm
Handle Length: 99mm
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. The #11K Higonokami has a unique black brass handle and a kurouchi finish that gives the knife an interesting texture and aesthetic appeal.
Only knives from Nagao KaneKoma Factory are legally allowed to be called Higonokami, other knifemakers 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 pictures and dimensions listed are for reference. As these are handmade items containing natural products, there may be variances in appearance and specifications.