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Nagao Higonokami Hammer Finished Pocket Knife - No. 7 HIGO TQ007

Nagao Higonokami Hammer Finished Pocket Knife - No. 7 HIGO TQ007
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Blade: Japanese White Steel

Model: HIGO TQ007

Made in Japan

Knife Description:

The Japanese Higonokami Knife is a Friction Folding Knife type Piemontais, with a tradition of over 160 years of manufacturing. The Blade is manufactured from San Mai Blue Steel; a sandwich of three Layers whose heart is a White Steel Disk, Shirogami or Aogami with a very high carbon content, 60 to 64-66 HRC.
 
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 the Hyogo Prefecture Miki City, the traditional birthplace of the Higonokami knife.
 
The 7.6 cm hammer finished Blade manufactured from Shirogami White Steel has a Blade Thickness of 2.7 mm and is hardened to 60-64 on the Rockwell Scale. Japanese White Steel #1 is also very purity Carbon Steel material which makes ease of re-sharpening, the sharpness and cutting performance is great advantages of White Steel blade.
 
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 with extended Tang is entirely sheathed by the folded Steel Handle.

The Handle is stamped with Kanji bearing the maker’s name and the blade material. The result is a traditional Japanese-style 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, Opinel or Mercator 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.
 
Technical Specifications

 
  • Blade Material: JapaneseWhite Steel (Shirogami)
  • Blade Length: 76 mm
  • Blade Type: Inverted Tanto, Fine Edge
  • Blade Finish: Hammered
  • Length Closed: 107 mm
  • Length Open: 172 mm
  • Blade Thickness: 2.7 mm
  • Blade Hardness: 60-64 RcH
  • Handle: Folded Steel, Black
  • Opening: Two-Handed
  • Weight: 42.5 grams
  • Locking System: Friction Lock
  • Warranty: Lifetime Warranty
  • Origin: Japan

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