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Hikari Higo No Kami Folder

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Traditionally, the Higo No Kami has been a style of folding pocketknife with no locking mechanism that was found primarily in Japan. Pivot friction alone held the knife closed and the blade was held in the open position when your hand was wrapped around the handle and therefore an extension of the "tang" of the blade. These knives were usually made with high carbon tool steels which would rust pretty easily.

To make this modern variation Higo a little safer, the Japanese manufacturer has created this Hikari designed Higo with a liner style lock. To make it a little easier to maintain, the 3-1/8" cut-off straight blade is made from D2 at 59-61 Rc. with a fine satin finish. The handle scales are black G-10 over stainless steel liners. Measures 4-1/4" closed and weighs 2.8 oz. Superbly crafted in Japan.

  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
  • Liners
  • Handle
  • Closed Length
  • Weight
    2.8 oz.
  • Origin

Japanese Traditional

Traditional style Japanese knives are made using Japanese carbon steel. Japanese carbon steel is derived from methods that were originally used to produce steel for samurai swords. Its exceptional hardness allows the user to hone an incredibly sharp edge. Traditional style Japanese knives differ from western style knives in that they typically have only one side sharpened, which allows the user to make precise, parchment thin cuts.

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