In honor to the ageless higonokami design and the art of upcycling waste materials, i'd like to present a special edition foldable knife made from scrap, a poem to the beauty and long life of metals. 


The blade is forged from a savaged elevator cable of high carbon steel intertwined with some nickel strands and a cutting edge of high carbon steel* (san-mai). The encrusted pieces of nickel add some toughness and are utterly unaffected by the etching, creating random eye-catching shiny spots. 


*You can choose between swedish uddeholm steel or japanese aogami (blue paper) steel. 


The handle is made by hammering flat and folding an old copper pipe, and etching it to create a random green/blueish patina, which is protected by a layer of shellac. Blade and handle are riveted together with a copper nail. 


8.5-9 cm long blade (6.5-7 cm cutting edge)

Handle about 10x2cm


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.

Cable Damascus Higonokami Copper

  • 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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    Have a great day! Philipp