Everything about the Japanese Higonokami pocket knife emanates tradition. In the past everyone in Japan, including school children, used to carry a knife like this. The Higo No Kami 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.
The handle is made from stainless steel and has a matte, weathered finish. The blade has a partial 'brut de forge' finish.
Aogami (blue paper steel)
Blue paper steel is a modern high-performance steel. It is made by removing impurities from SK steel and adding extra tungsten and chromium. This improves the sharpness retention. However, this steel is not corrosion-resistant.
|Finish blade||brut de forge, satin|
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Blade shape||reverse tanto|
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