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New Higonokami

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Vonderek, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Vonderek


    Dec 30, 2005
    Every year I like to treat myself to a Christmas gift of a new knife. I am a big fan of traditional Japanese knives and will pick one up if funds permit. Santa came today dressed as a USPS delivery person with an EMS package from Seki-City. Here's what was inside:


    This one blends traditional with more modern features like a liner lock:


    Here it is in the hand to demonstrate size:


    Thanks for looking.
  2. kurt6652


    Dec 9, 2008
    I really like that it is a liner lock, that is really neat and with the tang it must easy to open.
  3. phreeck


    Apr 2, 2013
    I like the handle too - is it bamboo?
  4. Ocellatus


    Oct 20, 2015
    Really like the fusion of modern and traditional. Are the rest of your Japanese blades similarly designed?

  5. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    I don't have any Japanese traditional knives. Can you tell us a bit more about the finish of the knife? Also curious about what brand it is. Thank you.
  6. Arathol


    Jan 1, 2003
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
  7. blee

    blee Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 5, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
  8. Ocellatus


    Oct 20, 2015
    Great information, thank you! Really nice examples pictured in that write up as well.

  9. Carboniferous


    Jul 15, 2015
    I've seen these before and have always been tempted to try one out. Just a bit too pricey for me. Yours looks like a great knife, I love the materials and the shape of the blade.
  10. gonebad395

    gonebad395 Ironworker!

    May 19, 2015
    Outstanding looking knife mate everything about it screams carry me.

  11. Ocellatus


    Oct 20, 2015
    The handles are gorgeous. What type of wood are they?

  12. Vonderek


    Dec 30, 2005
    Thanks folks. In reply to some of your questions. Description of materials according to the vendor: "AUS-8 core forge layered Stainless Damasus blade with thumb opening lever, , 4-1/4" Hand rounded Snakewood handle with thumb notched stainless steel Liner lock device and lanyard hole on end"
    The brand stamped on the blade is "Hikari"
    Ocellatus, the only other Japanese folders I have are higonokami as described by Arathol with simple folded brass handle.
    I have a few handforged/layered Takeshi Saji fixed blades such as this one:
    I fell in love with traditional Japanese blades after a work-related visit to Tokyo a number of years ago.
    Thanks everybody for your interest!
  13. Ocellatus


    Oct 20, 2015
    Ahhh, Snakewood. Yup, I see it now.

  14. combatjiujitsu


    Nov 26, 2009
    Man that fixed blade is something else!
  15. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    Very Nice.:thumbup: I really like that blade, Snakewood is nice too. Great present to yourself.
  16. *Magic*


    May 27, 2014
    Great knives thanks for sharing!
  17. Vonderek


    Dec 30, 2005
    Thanks folks. Here is another Saji fixed blade (Wakamusha):
  18. GasMan1

    GasMan1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2015
    Very nice. Not your run of the mill knife that's for sure.

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