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Item 159264

Kanekoma Higonokami Pocketknife with Sterling Silver Colored Brass Case/Handle and Hitachi Steel Blade 75mm

$66.00

During a recent trip to Japan, the staff at our sister company, Japan Woodworker visited Mr. Nagao, a fifth-generation knife maker, at his family home and blacksmith shop in Miki City to see how...

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During a recent trip to Japan, the staff at our sister company, Japan Woodworker visited Mr. Nagao, a fifth-generation knife maker, at his family home and blacksmith shop in Miki City to see how the Higonokami, a traditional Japanese crafting knife, is made. Although an absolute treasure, it is meant to be used. Typically it is given to school children to sharpen pencils and work crafts. The blade is hand-forged from the highest quality Hitachi steel in a centuries old process. Although the blade’s action is a bit stiff initially, it will loosen over time and can be retightened with a sharp rap on the rivet with a hammer. The folded brass handle fits comfortably in your hand for long use, and its shiny look will eventually mellow to a very rich patina.



  • Highest quality Hitachi steel


  • Blade is 75mm in length


  • Sterling silver colored finish


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    Excellent striking knife

    This little folder works great as a striking knife, and due to the zero grind bevel, also for fine whittling and making cuts that aren't deflected by wood grain. It's made from high carbon "blue paper" steel, sandwiched between a softer steel, and can take a wicked edge. Like most knives, it is not sharp enough for woodworking out of the box, but needs honing. When doing so, do not put a secondary bevel on the edge, or it loses its woodworking abilities. Keep the flat bevel, and you will be rewarded with a seriously sharp knife that can do jobs that you otherwise need a chisel or carving knife for. And it's by far the best knife I have for striking and making knife walls.

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