Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami VG10 Steel
Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami VG10 Steel
Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami VG10 Steel
Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami VG10 Steel
$79.00 AUD

Nagao Kanekoma Higonokami VG10 Steel

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: 73mm
Weight: 44g
Bevel: Double Bevel
Blade Material: Warikomi VG10 Stainless Steel 
Handle Material: Stainless Steel

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: 73mm
Weight: 44g
Bevel: Double Bevel
Blade Material: Warikomi VG10 Stainless Steel 
Handle Material: Stainless Steel

Customer Reviews

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Mr Farley Hayward
Higonokami Purchase

Beautifully balanced knife with clean simple lines. Handles smoothly and cuts effortlessly. Very happy

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Brock
perfect pocket knife

the quality of this knife is excellent, i wanted a small pocket knife to put on my keychain for using out in the field working in crop agronomy or fishing. the VG10 stainless means it will be robust and can withstand the harsh environment it will no doubt be subjected too. Hopefully i can review in the future as to how it has handled what i throw at it.

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Pets
Solid build and fantastic gift

Super compact and the perfect tool for camping, fishing or just hiking.

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Thomas Ling
Beautiful Higonokami

Best pocket knife/ Higonokami and VG10. An absolute joy to use.