The Higonokami knife is a special folding pocket knife from Japan. These unique, lightweight Japanese pocket knives were invented by Nagao Kanekoma knife factory in the 1890s. Their popularity spread quickly, and during the early 1900s, over 40 companies and 200 blacksmiths were producing them. Today, Nagao Kanekoma is the sole trademark holder, and the only company left producing the Higonokami Japanese pocket knife. If you want to be sure you’ve got a 100% authentic Higonokami knife, the only way is to buy a Nagao Kanekoma knife.
Higonokami knives feature double-bevel reverse tanto blades. The double bevel ensures that they’re easy to use in both your left and right hand, and the sharp, reverse tanto grind makes them ideal for piercing tough materials without breaking.
The Aogami Warikomi range of Higonokami are some of the highest-quality pocket knives available in Japan. Their blades are forged from laminated blue steel. This means that the core and cutting edge of the blade are super sharp, hard “blue paper” carbon steel – the highest quality Japanese steel available. The core has then been sandwiched between two layers of soft iron, allowing it to avoid corrosion and become more flexible, to prevent breaking.
The scabbard is made from very luxurious brass, and the whole knife is handmade by an expert blacksmith with decades of experience in Miki City, Japan.
This is the “Large” size of the Aogami Warikomi Higonokami, meaning it has a longer handle (~120mm), and a longer and wider blade than the medium version.
- Blade material: Blue paper "aogami" carbon steel
- Total length: 215mm
- Handle length: 120mm
- Blade length: 95mm
- Blade thickness: 3mm
- Note: The above mentioned measurements may differ slightly because every single product is manufactured by hand.
- Handmade in Japan