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Ohta FK7 Higonokami-pocket knife, palo santo wood

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€ 84,00
SKU: OHTA-OFF-FK7-PS

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The Ohta FK7 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.

The reverse tanto blade is made from D2 steel and has a full flat grind. The blade has two colours - matte black and metallic. Not only do these colours contrast nicely, but the matte black finish also protects the steel from corrosion.

When the knife is closed, you open the blade by pushing the latch at the front of the knife towards the spine of the handle. You keep pressing the latch with your thumb to make sure the knife doesn't close while you're using it. To close the knife, use your hand to push the blade back in. Because this knife doesn't have a lock, it complies with the local laws and regulations in many countries with regard to carrying folding knives.

Higonokamis

The first Higonokamis were produced by blacksmiths who also made samurai swords. When the samurai were relieved of their duties, these blacksmiths were forced to find another way to make money.

With its perfect simplicity and functionality, the higonokami became a very popular type of knife. It seemed to get forgotten for a while, but higonokami knives are back! New materials and variations have given these knives a new lease of life.

Palo Santo wood

This Spanish name roughly translates to 'holy wood'. In Peru and Ecuador, where this wood comes from, it is used for spiritual purposes. It is burned in purification rituals. The pleasant scent brings people peace of mind. Even without burning it, Palo Santo has a strong scent that we would describe as sweet and spicy. Due to the amount of natural oil present in the wood, it is often said to be "self-lubricating". Thanks to these great properties, this wood can be used for a variety of purposes. The handle of this knife is made from one piece of Palo Santo wood.

Please note: this is a natural product. Each knife is unique and the pattern of the wood may vary.

Specifications

Finish blade satin, brut de forge
Right or left-handed symmetrical
Blade shape reverse tanto, sheep foot

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Nick, Eindhoven

Tuesday 21 April 2020

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Ohta FK7 Higonokami-pocket knife, palo santo wood

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Average rating

5 review(s)

Latest reviews

Latest review

Nick, Eindhoven

Tuesday 21 April 2020

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Meets expectations

Winfried Jung, Aarbergen

Thursday 10 January 2019

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FPA, Enschede

Saturday 22 April 2017

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Anoniem, St Leonards-on-Sea

Monday 23 January 2017

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Beautifully crafted handmade knife. You simply cannot get close to this level of quality for the price, elsewhere. A work of art!

Mike, barnet

Wednesday 7 December 2016

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Light, solid and dependable. And comes with a very sharp strong blade.

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Ohta FK7 Higonokami-pocket knife, palo santo wood

Specifications

Features & functions

Finish blade satin, brut de forge
Right or left-handed symmetrical
Blade shape reverse tanto, sheep foot
Type of edge plain edge
Tools knife
Opening system Chikiri
Type higonokami
Pocket clip no
Lock no blocking, friction folder
Can be opened with one hand yes
Way of sharpening flat
MOLLE-compatible no
Sharpening angle 23º
Number of tools 1

General information

Brand Ohta knives
Colour brown, silver, black
Can be engraved yes
Country of origin Japan
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects 2 year
Designer Hiroaki Ohta
Series FK7

Material

Material handle Palo Santo
Type of steel D2
Material sheath / pouch leather

Scope of delivery

Pouch yes
Sheath no

Dimensions & weight

Weight 32 grams
Blade height 1.6 cm
Blade length 7.1 cm
Closed length 11.7 cm
Cutting edge length 6.7
Blade thickness 2 mm
Total length 16.7 cm
€ 84,00

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This product has been ordered. The delivery time is an indication. Please take delays into account.

5 review(s)