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Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami Aogami Brass - Medium - No 30

$37.00 USD $34.00 USD
Knife Information

1894- Mr. Tasaburo Shigematsu, a hardware wholesaler, introduced a new pocket knife with its blade and sheath folded by installing a small handle “Chikiri (tail)” on the blade, while inspired by the knife he brought back from Kagoshima.

He named it “Higonokami Knife” because many of his customers were in Kumamoto area (formally Higo country), which turned out to dramatically increase his sales. The blades have gradually changed their shapes. Unlike single-edged knives, the double-edged blades (V-shaped cross section) were in those days considered common. The earlier blades had a sharper tip (shape of a bamboo leaf), but now they have square shapes. The sheaths had a vertically folding style and a cross folding style, now the vertical one has to be custom made.

In 1911, at the First Kobe Export Articles Competitive Exhibition, Crown Prince (later Emperor Taisho) liked Higonokami on display very much and bought one, which is said to have helped its fame further spread.

The Higonikami is a fantastic traditional utility knife at a low cost. 

 

Specifications

Style: Higonokami
Blade Length: 70mm
Weight: 47g
Bevel: Double Bevel
Blade Material: Aogami (Blue) Steel
Handle Material: Brass

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Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

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Luke Parker
Great!

Great little knives! Have most of the different finishes and love them all.

Nice blade design and lightweight.

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Luke Parker
Great!

Great little knives! Have most of the different finishes and love them all. Nice blade design and lightweight.

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KB

Nice handy little knife, good edge and blade shape.

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KB

Nice handy little knife, good edge and blade shape.

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Ethan Gates
Sharp as hell

Great knife, well priced, compact to take anywhere. The edge is sharp as too. Feels quality! Amazing craftsmanship grea value!