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Higonokami Kinzoku Damascus

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£39.95
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The first Higonokami knives were made as early as 1896 in the Japanese town of Miki. After the last samurai were forbidden to carry swords in public, many blacksmiths started to make knives. Higo no Kami was then an honorary title for especially powerful samurai, and it quickly became the name for the knives produced there.

Since the production in the Japanese town of Miki the classic Higonokami has hardly changed.

The Higonokami Kinzoku Damascus is a lovely example of the knifemaker's art. The handle is made of one piece of folded metal, the knife is opened by a lever (Chikiri) on the back of the blade. By pressing the lever while holding the knife, the blade is kept open.

SKU
01PE310
Brand:
Nagao Higonokami
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
7.5
Overall Length (cm)
16.5
Blade Material:
Damascus
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.30
Cutting Edge:
7.1
Grind:
Flat
Sheath:
No
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
10.1
Pocket Clip:
No
Blade Shape:
Reverse Tanto
Product Weight (g)
39
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Handle Detail:
Stainless Steel
Newest:
2020-01-20 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
25.95
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
4045011197680
One Handed Opening:
No

Description


The first Higonokami knives were made as early as 1896 in the Japanese town of Miki. After the last samurai were forbidden to carry swords in public, many blacksmiths started to make knives. Higo no Kami was then an honorary title for especially powerful samurai, and it quickly became the name for the knives produced there.

Since the production in the Japanese town of Miki the classic Higonokami has hardly changed.

The Higonokami Kinzoku Damascus is a lovely example of the knifemaker's art. The handle is made of one piece of folded metal, the knife is opened by a lever (Chikiri) on the back of the blade. By pressing the lever while holding the knife, the blade is kept open.

Specification


SKU
01PE310
Brand:
Nagao Higonokami
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
7.5
Overall Length (cm)
16.5
Blade Material:
Damascus
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.30
Cutting Edge:
7.1
Grind:
Flat
Sheath:
No
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
10.1
Pocket Clip:
No
Blade Shape:
Reverse Tanto
Product Weight (g)
39
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Handle Detail:
Stainless Steel
Newest:
2020-01-20 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
25.95
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
4045011197680
One Handed Opening:
No

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  • 5
    Higonokami Kinzoku Damascus

    Posted by Philip Greenhill on 1st Apr 2021

    This is my fourth Higonokami and as previous reviewers have said it doesn't come very sharp, I have spent quite a while with a strop, which was sufficient for the other 3, without getting to where I expect it to be. My mat can do it after lockdown as I'm pretty useless with water-stones. Aesthetically it is pleasing and the blade is centred, a first.

  • 5
    A thing of beauty

    Posted by Bird dog on 18th Aug 2020

    The design hasn’t changed for a reason. This is a incredible tool for the price. I’ve barely put it down since it arrived, and after a little work the blade was like a razor. This is sublime, if you appreciate a tool made by someone who’s on top of their game you’re gonna love this. And your mates are gonna want one too.

  • 5
    Bargain of the year

    Posted by Sam on 1st Aug 2020

    This fits beautifully in my hand, or my pocket and works well. It arrived a little blunt, but 5 minutes with a stone and it's brilliantly sharp. There seems to be a central steel core that has the edge, sandwiched between two bits of damascus steel which give it a beautiful look. The little thumb assisted opener, helps keep the knife secure when using it.

  • 3
    Great cutlery knife

    Posted by clive from windsor on 2nd Jun 2020

    Good buy if you fancy adding a damascus blade to your collection: it is attractive. It's also accurately made, perfectly centred and the blade stays closed in the handle by friction, as it's meant to. Pure cutting, however, is not it's strength. After sharpening it will cut a piece of paper side on, just, but the blade geometry means it is not a slicer. The approx 3mm thick stock works against that given its shallow belly and sabre grind. Mind, try snapping it in two and you will struggle: it's plenty strong :-) So, OK for the money and an attractive knife for your collection but it won't be your go-to cutter. Would make a very good, compact, UK-legal, food-eating cutlery knife.

  • 5
    I am in love

    Posted by Bob on 27th Mar 2020

    I just received a pair of these, they come in a little presentation cardboard box. The layering of the steel is just beautiful, in the top layer there's a rainbow pattern and in the sunshine the layers shine silver gold and contrast with the darker steel. I have dozens of Higonokami but these two are not going to be used - I will just look at them and stroke them.... Seriously these are fantastic, a hand forged damascus japanese blade for £25!!!

  • 5
    unbelievable price

    Posted by John on 9th Feb 2020

    A hand forged damascus clad san mai blade for 26 quid how is this possible. It will need sharpening to reach it's true potential , japanese water stones are the most successful sharpening medium to use as they cut the extremely hard steel whilst polishing it to a super fine edge. Mine will slice wavey cuts down news paper and is absolutely hair popping sharp , the grind geometry is perfect for slicing through vegetable matter and meat, it will also carve wood with ease. Don't let the bargain price put you off to be honest these higo will hold their own against much more expensive knifes I took a De Villiers damascus micro impi out of my pocket to give mine a rotation , and the higo out preforms it on the cutting front ang also has quality's such as being hammer forged rather than cnc made. This is a time tested design that will be appreciated by experienced collectors and users, I would highly recommend getting one while Heinnie have them available it's worth ordering the brass handled version at the same time.

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