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.
SK carbon steel
This Japanese steel is easy to manipulate. This type of steel is often used for tools, including knives. Just like many other types of carbon steel, it can be sharpened until razor-sharp. However, this steel is not corrosion-resistant.
The handle of this limited edition higonokami has an imitation pattern. It looks like the pattern on a turtle's shell. It is, of course, only imitation!
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Blade shape||reverse tanto|
Gavelle Patrice, Lapalud
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Combideals & accessories