Everything about the Japanese Higo no Kami pocket knife emanates tradition. In the past everyone in Japan, including school children, used to carry a knife like this. The Higo pocket knife was used to sharpen pencils and for many other tasks.
The blade is easy to open with the 'chikiri' (the lever at the end of the blade). As is common for this type of knife, it doesn't have a lock and the blade completely disappears inside the handle when closed.
Carbon steel is steel with a high concentration of carbon. It is very shock-resistant and also very tough. Some maintenance is required to keep the blade sharp, though. Fortunately, it's a very easy type of steel to sharpen. However, this steel is not corrosion-resistant.
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Blade shape||reverse tanto|
Paul Sharpe, CAMBRIDGE
Tuesday 5 January 2021
It's all about the blade!...don't use it for hard labour, it's handle isn't very user friendly. For the price I really like it..not the norm...curved sharp blade with nicely marked by maker.
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