Higo Nokami knife




Higo Nokami knife, Japanese style, with staghorn handle

The Higo Nokami knife is the traditional and ubiquitous pocket carry knife of Japan. Used by just about
everybody for everyday cutting chores, this handy little knife’s design goes back to Japan’s Meiji period.

The sturdy slip-joint system features a simple yet unique blade lug that acts as both a thumb-opening lever and a blade stop.

The Rock Creek version is double-bladed, with each blade forged in high carbon steel and differentially
hardened to produce a hard edge and characteristic ’hamon’ or temper line. The blades are flat-ground, hold an
edge well and are easily sharpened.

Made by Hanwei.

Key features:

– High carbon steel

– Differentially hardened

– Easy to carry


– Blade material: high carbon steel

– Overall length: closed approx. 8.9 cm

– Blade length: approx. 5.7 cm each

– Weight: approx. 70 g

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