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Ohta FK5 Higonokami-pocket knife, cherry wood

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SKU: OHTA-OFF-FK5-SKR

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The Ohta FK5 higonokami pocket knife was designed and made by hand by Hiroaki Ohta. This Japanese knifemaker's design bears close resemblance to the famous Higonokami knives. Strictly speaking, it isn't a Higonokami knife because there is only one producer that can use the term Higonokami.

The reverse tanto blade is made from D2 steel and has a full flat grind. The blade has two colours - matte black and metallic. Not only do these colours contrast nicely, but the matte black finish also protects the steel from corrosion.

When the knife is closed, you open the blade by pushing the latch at the front of the knife towards the spine of the handle. You keep pressing the latch with your thumb to make sure the knife doesn't close while you're using it. To close the knife, use your hand to push the blade back in. Because this knife doesn't have a lock, it complies with the local laws and regulations in many countries with regard to carrying folding knives.

Higonokamis

The first Higonokamis were produced by blacksmiths who also made samurai swords. When the samurai were relieved of their duties, these blacksmiths were forced to find another way to make money.

With its perfect simplicity and functionality, the higonokami became a very popular type of knife. It seemed to get forgotten for a while, but higonokami knives are back! New materials and variations have given these knives a new lease of life.

Cherry wood (Sakura)

The cherry blossom has a special status in Japanese culture. Cherry blossoms are often seen as a metaphor for life. Therefore, a handle made from cherry wood will have a special meaning for some people. These knives are made from one piece of cherry wood.

Please note: this is a natural product. Each knife is unique and the pattern of the wood may vary.

Specifications

Finish blade satin, brut de forge
Right or left-handed symmetrical
Blade shape reverse tanto

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Ohta FK5 Higonokami-pocket knife, cherry wood

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Friday 18 August 2017

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Ohta FK5 Higonokami-pocket knife, cherry wood

Specifications

Features & functions

Finish blade satin, brut de forge
Right or left-handed symmetrical
Blade shape reverse tanto
Type of edge plain edge
Tools knife
Opening system Chikiri
Type higonokami
Pocket clip no
Lock no blocking, friction folder
Can be opened with one hand yes
Way of sharpening flat
MOLLE-compatible no
Sharpening angle 23º
Number of tools 1

General information

Brand Ohta knives
Colour silver, black, sand
Can be engraved yes
Country of origin Japan
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects 2 year
Designer Hiroaki Ohta
Series FK5

Material

Material handle cherry wood
Type of steel D2
Material sheath / pouch leather

Scope of delivery

Pouch yes
Sheath no

Dimensions & weight

Weight 20 grams
Blade height 1.5 cm
Blade length 5.5 cm
Closed length 10.1 cm
Cutting edge length 5.3
Blade thickness 2 mm
Total length 13.9 cm
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