Two unique foldable knives forged with charcoal from japanese steels, based on the ageless higonokami design. These performance steels can be sharpened to a very fine edge and the wooden handle makes them incredibly light and a pleasure to hold. A little samurai sword in the pocket weighting just under 20 grams - the ideal companion for wilderness and urban adventures!


The blade is forged to shape with a taper towards the tip, improving cutting ability and reducing bulk where not needed. The blade also undergoes grain refinement procedures to improve edge holding properties. The curvy weld line between the laminations is a witness of the forging procedure (commercial higo's are ground from laminated bar stock, with a straight weld line and even thickness; they never saw a hammer blow). 


Together with a larger, yet lighter handle, this modifications make this Wooden Higo's 1/2 to a 1/3 of the weight of the original (all-metal) japanese higonokami design.


Cherry Handle with laminated Blue Paper Steel. 

Size: Blade 5.5cm/ Total 15cm

Steel: High Carbon Steel* (laminated with soft steel)

*(C 1.1 - 1.2 %, Si 0.1 - 0.2 %, P <0.02 5%, S <0.004 %)


Walnut Handle with Damascus Stainless Steel 

Size: Blade 5.5 cm /  Total 15cm

Steel: Stainless SG-2** steel (laminated with soft layers of Suminagashi/Damascus) 

** (C 1.3%, Cr 15%, Mo 3%, V 2%)



These knives are individually crafted upon receipt of an order, thus sizes & grain (of wood & steel) may vary lightly, yet the overall proportions, materials and craftsmanship remain unchanged. 


Please only buy if you have sharpening skills and stones, or plan to acquire them. Not for heavy duty applications. If properly cared for they should outlast the owner. 


Legal carry in most countries. 


Made to order.

Basic Foldable Knife Higonokami

  • Thanks for your custom! I'm glad to provide you with handmade and sustainable gear and hope you can put them to good use. For any present or future questions regarding the product or its care, don't hesitate to ask. 


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