Higonokami Custom Folding Knife X Large Sakura Skin Handle (#10)
Brand: Higonokami 肥後守
Smith: Mitsuo Nagao 永尾 光雄
Producing Area: Miki-Hyogo/ Japan
Size: X Large
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Sakura Skin
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Total Length: 210mm
Edge Length: 94mm
Handle to Tip Length: 95mm
Blade Height: 17mm
Handle Length: 120mm
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 #10 Higonokami handle is wrapped with Sakura bark (Japanese Cherry tree). This type of craft is called Kabazaiku, a traditional Japanese art.
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.