[SET] Higonokami Gift Set [5 knives]
This gift set of 5 Higonokami knives, now 35% off, is the fastest, the easiest and affordable way to get 5 gifts for your buddies in 1 move. Every guy (many ladies too) will be excited to get such an iconic and handy pocket knife - the story of Higonokamis dates back more than 100 years ago. Did you know that Higonokami shape resembles ancient katana? Read the short history below! 👇
Buy this set of 5 Higonokami knives, then open yourself a beer - you are done with gift shopping! Cheers! 🍻
We prepared a few color combinations of Higonokami Gift Set, each combo includes 5 knives (choose yours in the dropdown selector):
About Higonokami knife:
Higonokami is the most famous Japanese pocket knife. It enjoys the same kind of fame in Japan as the Swiss army knife does in Switzerland and around the globe. It is a small, lightweight and durable pocket knife of simple design, suitable for versatile use.
The BLACK and SILVER (both with a kuro-uchi finish) version are made of a more affordable, but still very good high-carbon SK-5 steel, hardened to around 59 HRC. SK-5 is a carbon steel alloy which makes the blade⚠️ not stain resistant ⚠️, but easy to resharpen. This knife needs good maintenance and the blade will develop a light patina over time and use. After the use rinse it well and dry it, we recommend oiling the blade regularly in order to prevent the development of rust. Read more about how to take care of high carbon knives and patina in our Knife maintenance blog post.
Higonokami has no locking system, it uses friction to keep the blade securely in place. The blade can be extracted from its brass handle by pushing down on the iconic level, called chikiri. During use, we should keep a thumb on the level to prevent the knife from folding.
The shape of the Higonokami pocket knife is based on the katana, which is not a coincidence since knife manufacturing is deeply embedded in the samurai tradition. The knife first appeared in 1896 in response to reforms in the 19th century, which banned the production of weapons, so blacksmiths began to produce knives, among others also these small pocket Higonokamis. The Higonokami is produced by Kanekoma, a company with over 100 years of experience in forging knives.
When Higonokamis began to be manufactured in Miki, the knife manufacturing metropolis, it spread rapidly throughout Japan and the United States, where it was mostly used for pencil sharpening - just one of the many functions of this versatile small pocket knife.
☝️ Fun fact: The small four Kanji characters on the handle of the Higonokami mean Registered Trademark. The first three big characters translate to Higonokami (the name of the knife), and the last two are the name of the maker (Kanekoma).
|Hardness (HRC scale):||59|
|Overall length:||156mm (6.1")|
|Spine thickness:||2.3mm (0.1")|
|Weight:||30g (1.1 oz)|
|Handle length:||94mm (3.7")|