Traditional Japanese folding pocket knife from Kanekoma, brass handle, beautiful hand forged 3" folded Hitachi aogami Blue Steel blade. No locking device, no corkscrew, not even tweezers…whatever next? The brass handle starts off shiny but soon mellows to a lovely rich patina. Quite a stiff action that loosens with time, and can be retightened with a sharp rap on the rivet with a hammer.
These knives are hand-made by Kanekoma, 5th generation knife makers in Miki, down in Hyogo Prefecture. Founded in 1894, early knives were called higonokami because a lot of customers were from Kumamoto, an area previously known as Higo. In 1910 the name was registered, and only makers in the Miki region could use it, and Kanekoma are now the last of those makers.
170 x 6 x 18mm
109mm folded length
Aogami Blue Paper Steel
Please handle responsibly. By purchasing you are declaring that you are at least 18 years of age or older. Keep out of reach of children.