Blade: Blue Paper Steel
Reference: HIGO 03BL
Made in Japan
The Japanese Higonokami Knife is a folding knife type Piemontais, with a tradition of over 160 years of manufacturing in various Steel types. Higonokami Knives have been loved for a long time by a lot of persons all over the world.
Motosuke Nagao is an expert Blacksmith in the 4th generation who makes Higonokami folders in Japan. He is a blacksmith in the Hyogo Prefecture Miki City, the traditional birthplace of the Higonokami knife.
This traditional Higonokami Knife is hand forged out of Blue Paper Steel. The 7.6 cm Blade has a Blade Thickness of 3.2mm and is hardened to 60-64 on the Rockwell Scale.
Its inverted tanto blade shape is balanced with a handle of the same width, which gives the knife a simple, streamlined shape. When closed, the blade is entirely sheathed by the handle. The handle is stamped with kanji bearing the Maker’s Name and the Blade Material. The result is a traditional Japanese-style Pocket Knife with a beautiful aesthetic that stands the test of time
These knives are extremely popular in Japan and could be considered as the Japanese Douk-Douk or Opinel knife.
Because the Higonokami Pocket Knives are relatively light and flat, they are great for the pants pocket. Their robustness makes them exceptional for any toolbox. Neat tools for sure.
Handforged in Japan.