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Nagao Higonokami - Steel

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Nagao Higonokami - Steel

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Nagao Higonokami - Steel

Nagao Higonokami - Steel



This is a simple version of a simple Japanese design, a simple folder with a folded metal handle, non-locking blade and a simple extended tang to open it. The Higonokami style is a friction folder, with no lock, held open by the user’s hand acting on the tang.

To those who would criticise, it’s a basic design with a fiddly, small, uncomfortable metal handle – which is true, but one needs to look beyond the first impressions, and examine the knife for the work of art that it is.

Others will appreciate the simplicity of the sparse, Nagao design – there’s nothing on this knife that’s surplus to requirements. The handle is of folded stainless steel, with a scallop to accommodate the fingers when the blade is open. The blade pivots around a rivet, spaced with a pair of plain brass washers.

The blade is from Japanese SK steel, a good, straightforward material for blademaking. The knifemaker’s ability is evident in this pure and simple design. This version has a satin stainless steel handle with a satin finish tanto blade.


Limited Edition: No
Brand: Nagao Higonokami
Blade Material: SK Steel
Blade Length (cm): 6.9
Blade Length (cm): 7.0
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.2
Closed Length (cm): 9.10
Overall Length (cm): 16.0
Blade Colour: Satin
Blade Type: Plain
Blade Shape: Tanto
Handle Colour: Silver
Handle Material: Steel
Handle Material (Text): Steel
Lock Type: Non-locking
UK Friendly Carry: Yes
Sheath: None
Product Weight (g): 0.03


  1. Brilliant knifeReview by
    Absolutely brilliant pocket knife. Sharp af and I haven't even sharpened it yet. Very well made, easy to open. And arrived the next day. 10/10 (Posted on )
  2. DisappointedReview by
    The whole thing just feels extremely poorly made. Did I just get a bad one? Mine has a rough top side to the blade, to the point it almost catches your skin if you run your finger along it. Then the blade itself is blunt and doesn't seem to hold its sharpness *at all*. I've had it a few days and have had to sharpen it 3 times already - and believe me its only had basic use. Compare that to something like my Rough Rider EDC, which has held a seriously sharp blade for months now, and there's no comparison.

    A real shame as I actually love the basic design and simplicity here. Sadly it feels less like a professionally-made knife and more like a teenagers school project.
    (Posted on )
  3. Not solid enough to sit onReview by
    Carried it in my back pocket for a day and it's more of a frictionless folder now, but that's my own dumb fault.
    Great little whittler, just treat her nice.
    (Posted on )
  4. a good little knifeReview by
    very quick delivery , the knife is basic which i like and holds a extremely sharp edge for a very long time (Posted on )
  5. Simple, functional, unusual.Review by
    There are no frills or fancies with this. A simple construction, for light jobs perfectly functional and given the unusual looks a bit different from the norm. Yes there may be imperfectons in the construction but anyone who knows about the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi will understand.

    BTW first time buyer from Heinnie Haynes, excellent customer service and fast delivery.

    All that leaves me to say is Cymru Am Byth!
    (Posted on )
  6. Cheap for a reason.Review by
    Never has the saying "you get what you pay for" applied to a knife better than this one. What a cheap, blunt , piece of work. Have tried to sharpen it but its still nothing compared to something like the, also cheap as chips, Uk legal Lanskys for example. Already relegated to the kitchen junk drawer rather than being added to my legal carry rotation. HH service first class as usual. (Posted on )
  7. Not BadReview by
    Not the best Higonakami I own, but cheap, and gives you a feel for the interesting pattern. (Posted on )
  8. Smart SteelReview by
    This is a lovely knife. Very usable design and really well made. It has a cut throat feel about it. Very precise blade easily maintained.

    It is hard not to compare this to the superb Douk Douk petite. both have a similar design and are almost identical is size. I immediately fell in love with the Douk Douk where the Higonokami hasn't had that instant appeal it is a grower.

    Time will tell but I still prefer the Douk Douk at the time of writing. It has been a companion for many months now and is a glorious little knife.

    To have two comparable knives is to truly feel a little spoilt. The Higonokami is a stylish, practical and very well designed little folder. It will last a very long time I am sure.

    (Posted on )
  9. Better than expectedReview by
    A handy little pocket knive .Opens well very little play in the pivot should last a while takes an edge well and heinnie delivery second to none. (Posted on )

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