This Pocket Knife is Made from the Japanese 'Higonokami' Design

By: David Ingram - Oct 27, 2015
References: shop.coolmaterial
This 'Raw Steel Higonokami Pocket Knife' is a portable version of a traditional style of Japanese blades.

The original version of the 'Higonokami' knife traces its roots all the way to the late 18th century, where it became a popular style of knife in Japan. The blade was notable because it was specially crafted not to lock into place. Eventually, this style of blade became banned in 1961, and dipped in popularity because craftsman could no longer legally smith the blades.

This pocket version of the traditional blade upholds the tradition with it's unique blade design colored in a traditional raw steel motif. This hand-forged, seven inch knife also features a special lever to draw the blade, a slim profile to easily fit in your pocket and is accented with a maker's mark in Japanese characters.