Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami Aogami Brass - Medium - No 30
Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami Aogami Brass - Medium - No 30
Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami Aogami Brass - Medium - No 30
Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami Aogami Brass - Medium - No 30
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Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami Aogami Brass - Medium - No 30

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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

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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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!