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Higonokami Brass Mini

18+ UK Friendly carry
£15.95
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This is a tiny version of a simple Japanese design, a simple folder with a folded metal handle, non-locking blade and a simple extended tang to open it. The Higonokami style is a friction folder, with no lock, held open by the user’s hand acting on the tang.


To those who would criticise, it’s a basic design with a fiddly, small, uncomfortable metal handle – which is true, but one needs to look beyond the first impressions, and examine the knife for the work of art that it is.


Others will appreciate the simplicity of the sparse, Nagao design – there’s nothing on this knife that’s surplus to requirements. The handle is of folded brass. The blade pivots around a rivet, spaced with a pair of plain brass washers.


The blade is from Japanese SK steel, a good, straightforward material for blademaking.


The knifemaker’s ability is evident in this pure and simple design. This version has a satin stainless steel handle with a satin finish tanto blade.

SKU
HIGO01
GTIN
Brand:
Nagao Higonokami
Age Restriction:
18+
Overall Length:
9.2000
Blade Material:
SK Steel
Blade Thickness:
0.2
Sheath:
None
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length:
5.2000
Handle Material:
Brass
Handle Colour:
Gold
Blade Colour:
Satin
Blade Type:
Plain
Product Weight:
0.03
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Blade Length:
4.0
Handle Detail:
Brass
Newest:
2015-01-23 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
15.9500
GTIN:
00871373233902

Description


This is a tiny version of a simple Japanese design, a simple folder with a folded metal handle, non-locking blade and a simple extended tang to open it. The Higonokami style is a friction folder, with no lock, held open by the user’s hand acting on the tang.


To those who would criticise, it’s a basic design with a fiddly, small, uncomfortable metal handle – which is true, but one needs to look beyond the first impressions, and examine the knife for the work of art that it is.


Others will appreciate the simplicity of the sparse, Nagao design – there’s nothing on this knife that’s surplus to requirements. The handle is of folded brass. The blade pivots around a rivet, spaced with a pair of plain brass washers.


The blade is from Japanese SK steel, a good, straightforward material for blademaking.


The knifemaker’s ability is evident in this pure and simple design. This version has a satin stainless steel handle with a satin finish tanto blade.

Specification


SKU
HIGO01
Brand:
Nagao Higonokami
Age Restriction:
18+
Overall Length (cm)
9.2000
Blade Material:
SK Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.2
Sheath:
None
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
5.2000
Handle Material:
Brass
Handle Colour:
Gold
Blade Colour:
Satin
Blade Type:
Plain
Product Weight (g)
0.03
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Blade Length (cm)
4.0
Handle Detail:
Brass
Newest:
2015-01-23 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
15.9500
GTIN:
00871373233902

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Reviews


  • 5
    A Marmite knife

    Posted by If it's not industrial it's broken on 13th Nov 2018

    Delivered next day. This is a very small knife, Old school penknife simple and very unuseual in its design, angle of the blade grind is very agresive, sharp enough for odd jobs. but not going to use it for any serious work the brass is to soft and would bend and loosen. Marmite knife, and I love Marmite. 4.5 stars for sheer interesting remaing star for the buiety of the brass bodywork

  • 5
    What a charming wee knife

    Posted by Richard on 7th Nov 2017

    This is small - seriously tiny, it's the size of a large paperclip when folded and the blade is about 44mm long (the diameter of my Elliot Brown Canford Watch- wearing today). It's rough and ready but has obviously been handmade. the hole in the tang (chikiti) is screaming to be filled with a leather neck thong and it's a jeans watch pocket or neck knife extraordinaire. A bit different - no fancy cnc here, this has been built by a craftsman and the blade is a thing of pre industrial wonder. If you don't fancy a larger Higonokami but would like an example of this soon-to-be-lost-for-ever Japanese knife making art then this is ideal - a cracking wee stocking filler and ideal for peeling apples, sharpening pencils, opening boxes etc.

  • 4
    Lovely little thing

    Posted by Bob on 3rd Jun 2015

    At first I was shocked, when they say hand made they really mean it! You can see the hammer marks on the tang and the pivot rivet. After a world of machine stamped and robot assembled identikit products, this little thing has a real charm. The blade looks to be some sort of high carbon steel, it will rust if you don't look after it but it holds a razor edge and is easy to sharpen with an oil stone. The mechanism is as simple as it gets, easy and reliable, keep your thumb on the tang and it won't fold up you. A little online research says the only thing that might be needed in future years is to peen the rivet a little if the blade becomes sloppy. Be prepared for the size of this knife, it is truly tiny. I love it, I'll be ordering some of the other models of this knife.