Everything about the Japanese Higo no Kami pocket knife emanates tradition. In the past everyone in Japan, including school children, used to carry a knife like this. The Higo pocket knife was used to sharpen pencils and for many other tasks.
The blade is easy to open with the 'chikiri' (the lever at the end of the blade). As is common for this type of knife, it doesn't have a lock and the blade completely disappears inside the handle when closed.
Aogami (blue paper steel)
Blue paper steel is a modern high-performance steel. It is made by removing impurities from SK steel and adding extra tungsten and chromium. This improves the sharpness retention. However, this steel is not corrosion-resistant.
Sterling silver finish
The normal colour of brass is golden yellow. However, the handles of this Higonokami are coated with a layer of sterling silver.
|Finish blade||satin, brut de forge|
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Blade shape||reverse tanto|
Chris Beautour, courtry
Wednesday 30 June 2021
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