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Japanese Folding Pocket Knife (2¾" / 7.1cm)
3-layer stainless steel blade, VG-10 core, stainless steel handle
This premium Higonokami has a 71mm blade made from three layers of stainless steel with a central core of VG10. VG10 is one of the most highly respected knifemaking stainless steels in the world and has very similar performance to the steel used in TOG’s kitchen knives.
The handle is also made from stainless steel and is engraved.
Supplied with cardboard presentation box.
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A ‘Higonokami’ is a traditional Japanese folding pocket knife, designed in 1896. These knives were once carried by virtually every person in Japan. The name means “Lord-of-Higo”. Higo was an old province in Japan, on the island of Kyūshū, today’s Kumamoto Prefecture. “Kami”, literally “protector”, was used as an honourable title for Samurai of very high rank bestowed upon them by the shōgun.
The only maker allowed to call his knives ‘Higonokami’ now is 5th generation blacksmith Mr Nagao, based in Miki. Mr Nagao has produced these knives for TOG and we have laser etched our logo on the handles.