Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami SK Steel - Extra Large
Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami SK Steel - Extra Large
Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami SK Steel - Extra Large
$41.00 AUD

Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami SK Steel - Extra Large

Nagao Kanekoma

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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: 92mm
Weight: 70g
Bevel: Double Bevel
Blade Material: Laminated SK Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Black Nickel

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: 92mm
Weight: 70g
Bevel: Double Bevel
Blade Material: Laminated SK Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Black Nickel

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Matt Stringer
Great quality

Bought one a few weeks ago, and decided I needed another one, love the quality.

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Shane de Mello
Fantastic product.

Absolutely love these. Ordered one for myself and one as a gift, and immediately ordered more once I saw these in the flesh. Very sharp and feels nice and solid - everyone I showed this too thought that it was a much more expensive bit of kit.

Another exceptional product to go along with the wonderful service Ben and the team provide at Chefs Edge.

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Declan B
Amazing value

Such a great blade at such a great price. I can't recommend this one enough, make sure you grab one next time theyre in stock so you don't miss out.

I will probably be buying another one of this style, they're so well made I keep examining and admiring it when I have spare time.

The service here at chefs edge is beyond professional - responsive and helpful.