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Higonokami - Steel

18+ UK Friendly carry
£17.95
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This is a simple 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 stainless steel, with a scallop to accommodate the fingers when the blade is open. 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
HIGO06SL
Brand:
Nagao Higonokami
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
6.9000
Overall Length (cm)
16.0000
Blade Material:
SK Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.2
Sheath:
None
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
9.1000
Handle Material:
Steel
Handle Colour:
Silver
Blade Colour:
Satin
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Tanto
Product Weight (g)
0.03
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Blade Length (cm)
7.0
Handle Detail:
Steel
Newest:
2015-01-23 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
17.9500
GTIN:
00871373233933

Description


This is a simple 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 stainless steel, with a scallop to accommodate the fingers when the blade is open. 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
HIGO06SL
Brand:
Nagao Higonokami
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
6.9000
Overall Length (cm)
16.0000
Blade Material:
SK Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.2
Sheath:
None
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
9.1000
Handle Material:
Steel
Handle Colour:
Silver
Blade Colour:
Satin
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Tanto
Product Weight (g)
0.03
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Blade Length (cm)
7.0
Handle Detail:
Steel
Newest:
2015-01-23 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
17.9500
GTIN:
00871373233933

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Reviews


  • 5
    Simple, functional, unusual.

    Posted by Shannmeister on 22nd Dec 2015

    There are no frills or fancies with this. A simple construction, for light jobs perfectly functional and given the unusual looks a bit different from the norm. Yes there may be imperfectons in the construction but anyone who knows about the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi will understand. BTW first time buyer from Heinnie Haynes, excellent customer service and fast delivery. All that leaves me to say is Cymru Am Byth!

  • 2
    Cheap for a reason.

    Posted by James Bruce on 20th Oct 2015

    Never has the saying "you get what you pay for" applied to a knife better than this one. What a cheap, blunt , piece of work. Have tried to sharpen it but its still nothing compared to something like the, also cheap as chips, Uk legal Lanskys for example. Already relegated to the kitchen junk drawer rather than being added to my legal carry rotation. HH service first class as usual.

  • 3
    Not Bad

    Posted by Jack on 6th Mar 2015

    Not the best Higonakami I own, but cheap, and gives you a feel for the interesting pattern.

  • 5
    Smart Steel

    Posted by Dutch on 28th Feb 2015

    This is a lovely knife. Very usable design and really well made. It has a cut throat feel about it. Very precise blade easily maintained. It is hard not to compare this to the superb Douk Douk petite. both have a similar design and are almost identical is size. I immediately fell in love with the Douk Douk where the Higonokami hasn't had that instant appeal it is a grower. Time will tell but I still prefer the Douk Douk at the time of writing. It has been a companion for many months now and is a glorious little knife. To have two comparable knives is to truly feel a little spoilt. The Higonokami is a stylish, practical and very well designed little folder. It will last a very long time I am sure.

  • 4
    Better than expected

    Posted by Dee on 27th Jan 2015

    A handy little pocket knive .Opens well very little play in the pivot should last a while takes an edge well and heinnie delivery second to none.

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