These traditional Japanese Higonokami or folding utility knives are made of high carbon “Ao-hagane” blue steel. The steel blade folds into a brass sheath which is also the handle. The blades come in 2 sizes; medium and extra large.
Medium Blade: Approximately
Extra Large Blade: Approximately
Care instructions: Wipe clean with a soft cloth. If liquid is needed, use water only and dry thoroughly to prevent rust.
Designed by: Banshee Hammond. 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 made by hand by skilled craftsmen using the same techniques that have been employed for generations.