- Made of high-quality stainless steel
- The material used is "V gold No. 10 steel" which is rust-resistant and sharp.
- The sheath part is made of stainless steel, making it suitable for outdoor activities and water use.
Experience the legendary craftsmanship and modern materials of the Higonokami VG10! This hand-forged Japanese folding knife features a superior VG10 steel blade, renowned for its exceptional sharpness, edge retention, and durability. The traditional design ensures excellent grip and control, while the compact size makes it perfect for everyday carry. Invest in this versatile kitchen essential, directly sourced from Japan, and discover the legacy of the Higonokami in a modern masterpiece!
- Included 1 folding knife
- Weight: 45g
- Size: 6.6" (17 cm)
- Blade size: 2.9" (7.5 cm)
- Material: Stainless steel VG10
- Made in Japan by Higonokami
Precautions for use:
- If the caulking becomes loose after prolonged use, place it on a hard surface such as an anvil and tap it with a hammer to adjust it.
- Due to the handmade nature of Higonokami knives, each one has its unique characteristics, and tightness may not always be uniform.
- Although this product is made with rust-resistant materials, it is recommended to keep it dry and wash thoroughly when cutting highly acidic or salty objects.
- If the blade is too tight to open, hit the knife on a table with the "Chikiri" (tail) facing down.
About Higonokami Knives and craftmanship
The Higonokami knife is a type of folding pocket knife that originated in Japan in the late 19th century. It is named after the town of Higashikawa, located in the Kumamoto prefecture of Japan, where it was first produced. The Higonokami knife is known for its simple and elegant design, which consists of a single blade that folds into a handle made of brass or other metals.
The blade of a Higonokami knife is made of high-carbon steel, which makes it sharp and durable. The blade is typically between 2.5 and 3 inches in length, although larger and smaller versions are also available. The handle of a Higonokami knife is usually made of brass, although other metals such as copper and steel are also used. The handle is designed to be slim and easy to grip, making it comfortable to use for extended periods of time.
One unique feature of the Higonokami knife is its lack of a locking mechanism. Instead, the blade is held in place by friction between the handle and the tang of the blade. This design makes the knife very easy to open and close with one hand, but it also means that the blade can accidentally close if too much pressure is applied to it.
The Higonokami knife has a long and rich history in Japan, and it is still highly regarded by knife enthusiasts today. Its elegant design, sharp blade, and ease of use make it a popular choice for both everyday carry and for use in outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.