Japanese Blue Steel Higonokami Folding Knife by Kanekoma
These traditional Japanese Higonokami or folding utility knives are made of high carbon Ao-hagane blue steel.
The blacksmith industry in the Banshu region in the Hyogo prefecture of Japan was said to have started long ago, when a Katana factory was located there. What began as an industry producing straight razors in 1744 now manufactures a variety of products including utility knives, traditional Japanese straight razors, Japanese gripping shears used for cutting thread, pruning shears, and floral shears.
Each piece is painstakingly hand-forged by skilled craftsmen using the same techniques that have been employed for generations.
- Handle Length: 100mm
- Material: Blue steel "Warikomi"
- Blade thickness: About 3.0mm
- Handle: Brass
The Ginkgo Leaf name originates from the beauty and uniqueness of the Ginkgo Biloba tree and its delicate, uniquely shaped leaves. The products selected are guided by the Japanese conceptual term yo-no-bi (‘beauty through use’) and the primary focus is on well-crafted, well-designed contemporary Japanese household items such as ceramics, porcelain, glassware, woodcrafts, ironware, bath and bed textiles or unique pieces that will bring delight to users.