The Higonokami is a traditional Japanese folding knife that packs a lot of utility. The carbon steel is easy to sharpen on the stones and it can be used for whittling, opening boxes, letters and more. The bare brass handle can be polished up to take a beautiful shine, and the joint can be tightened using light hammer blows when it becomes loose over time. These are great budget-friendly gifts for anyone in need of folding knives that age beautifully.
Be sure to use/store it dry to keep rust away and always have your thumb on the lever (chikiri) for safety.
Brand: Higonokami 肥後守
Blacksmith: Mitsuo Nagao 永尾 光雄
Producing Area: Miki-Hyogo/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous