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Ohta FK5 Higonokami-pocket knife, desert ironwood

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Article number OHTA-OFF-FK5-P

Ohta FK5 Higonokami-pocket knife, desert ironwood

2 Reviews
€68.00
MSRP€80.00
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Blade length: 5.5 cm
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Full description

The Ohta FK5 higonokami pocket knife was designed and made by hand by Hiroaki Ohta. This Japanese knifemaker's design bears close resemblance to the famous Higonokami knives. Strictly speaking, it isn't a Higonokami knife because there is only one producer that can use the term Higonokami.

Specifications

5.5 cm

25 g

Material handle

wood, desert ironwood

Type of steel

D2

Reviews

Average rating
2 Reviews
Florian , Kassel

Friday, January 14, 2022

In general
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Anoniem, Brighton

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

In general
Value for money
Expectations

After an extensive search for a pocket knife that slips easily into the Condom pocket inside the right hand jean pocket I settled on this Higo knife. The Higo knives have a nice story and are generally handmade in Japan. The knife itself has a flat, relatively thin handle making it sit in the pocket unnoticed both by the wearer and others. I was impressed with the sharpness straight out the box and immediately tested it by shaving some hair from my forearm, a test which it passed easily. So there it was search over I thought........ However a week later when I came to strop the blade just to polish up that sharpness, something I do with my wood carving knives, I found that I blunted the edge ! Now I’m pretty good at getting razor sharp, mirror finished edges on my Chisels, carving knives and axes so was quite alarmed when after 1/2 hours work the edge was now even worse. Initially I worked it on my 3M Lapping film on glass to 3 Micron. The blade was now quite blunt and I couldn’t work out what I was doing wrong. So began the google search, turns out it is very hard steel and only wet stones should be used at an angle of around 10*. So after an hour on the 3000/8000 wet stone I finally got it sharp enough for day to day use but don’t think I’ll ever shave hair again. So be warned unless you are a master sharpener, blessed with Ninja sharpening skills I would look elsewhere, perhaps for a simple flat bevel edged knife.


Specifications

General information

Colour

brown, black

Designer

Hiroaki Ohta

Yes

2 year

Series

FK5

Japan

Article number

OHTA-OFF-FK5-P

Dimensions & weight

1.5 cm

5.5 cm

5.3 cm

2 mm

Closed length

10.1 cm

Total length

13.9 cm

25 g

Material

Material handle

wood, desert ironwood

Material sheath / pouch

leather

Type of steel

D2

Features & functions

Finish blade

brut de forge, satin

Right or left-handed

symmetrical

Blade shape

reverse tanto

plain edge

Tools

knife

Opening system

Chikiri

Type

higonokami

Pocket clip

No

friction folder, no blocking

Can be opened with one hand

Yes

23º

flat

Number of tools

1

Scope of delivery

Pouch

Yes

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Article number OHTA-OFF-FK5-P

Ohta FK5 Higonokami-pocket knife, desert ironwood

2 Reviews
€68.00
MSRP€80.00
In stock

Fast delivery from our own stock

Blade length: 5.5 cm
Returns within 30 days
Our customers give us a 5-star rating
Fast delivery from our own stock