New Higonokami

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

  1. Vonderek

    Vonderek

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    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:

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

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    Here it is in the hand to demonstrate size:

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. kurt6652

    kurt6652

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    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

    phreeck

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

    Ocellatus

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

    O
     
  5. cbr1000

    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

    Arathol

    Jan 1, 2003
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  7. blee

    blee Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 5, 2013
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  8. Ocellatus

    Ocellatus

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

    O
     
  9. Carboniferous

    Carboniferous

    400
    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.

    -Keith
     
  11. Ocellatus

    Ocellatus

    112
    Oct 20, 2015
    The handles are gorgeous. What type of wood are they?

    O
     
  12. Vonderek

    Vonderek

    47
    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"
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    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:
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    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

    Ocellatus

    112
    Oct 20, 2015
    Ahhh, Snakewood. Yup, I see it now.

    Thanks,
    O
     
  14. combatjiujitsu

    combatjiujitsu Basic Member Basic Member

    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*

    *Magic*

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

    Vonderek

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