Shun Higo Nokami DM5900 "Ultimate Gentleman's Personal Knife"

RamZar

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Anybody has one of these HIGO NOKAMI PERSONAL STEAK/GENTLEMAN'S KNIFE? Looks real nice and made in Japan.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: VG10
  • Handle: Ebony PakkaWood® with inlaid mosaic crest
  • Blade length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan
  • Includes leather sheath and lacquered presentation box

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I don't, but I'd love to get my hands on one. My grandmother is from Japan, and not too long ago I was talking to her about her kitchen knives. I asked her is she's ever heard of Shun knives, and she said that she has always wanted a set of them. Someday I hope to be able to afford a whole set for her. She would LOVE them! I'm sure her freaking amazing cooking skills would go along real well with those fancy knives.
 

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I don't, but I'd love to get my hands on one. My grandmother is from Japan, and not too long ago I was talking to her about her kitchen knives. I asked her is she's ever heard of Shun knives, and she said that she has always wanted a set of them. Someday I hope to be able to afford a whole set for her. She would LOVE them! I'm sure her freaking amazing cooking skills would go along real well with those fancy knives.

Cool.

I ordered one. I think I'll really like it. Also, ordered an Opinel Slim No. 8 Ebony Handle Pocket Knife for comparison.

Will post pictures when they get here next week.
 
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RamZar, you will love this exceptional piece of work. They are much, much more impressive in person than they are in pictures. Enjoy it! :thumbup:
 
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RamZar, you will love this exceptional piece of work. They are much, much more impressive in person than they are in pictures. Enjoy it! :thumbup:
It's true. I've handled a friend's; it's amazingly smooth with great fit and finish. I was really impressed.
 

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The Shun Higo Nokami DM5900 was a tough one to find in stock with most vendors saying a few weeks or their in stock status being incorrect.

Finally, got one and confirmed with a phone call that it'll ship out tomorrow.

Already helped out a fellow BF member with said info.

Looking forward to it!
 

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I have one. It's just fun to use....glides through meat like butta....like butta.
 

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I got mine yesterday and will post pictures by itself and alongside "similar" folders. I put similar in quotes because the Shun Higo Nokami DM5900 is in a category of one! It's so elegant, narrow and oh so Japanese! A unique masterpiece that's affordable. It has a unique flipper!
 

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I picked one up at the factory sale. They are beautiful knives. I haven't figured out the technique to use the flipper easily and it is a bit awkward compared to the flippers I am used to. That doesn't bother me at all though. The knife seems like it should require a bit more ceremony to open, maybe even some candle lighting and mystical utterances, it is so nice. :p
 

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This will give you a perspective of the size of the Shun Higo Nokami Gentleman's Folder compared to some others. Note the narrow blade.

Left to Right: Benchmade Pardue LE CF, Fallkniven GP, Al Mar Falcon UltraLight, Beretta Trident Rosewood, Ka-Bar Dog's Head Coppersmith, Opinel Slim No. 8, Shun Higo Nokami, Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 Insingo, Kershaw Leek Composite Blade, William Henry EDC E10.

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This is set up almost like a straight razor isn't it? Does it lock?

Kind of straight razor, slim and sharp. It does lock via a locking liner. The flipper really flips using two hands but not so much one-handed.
 

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I found some more Gentleman's folders and then I broke them down into the ones that are even lighter with thinner blades in the top row and the others in the bottom row. The Kershaw/Shun ones are at the rightmost of each row.

Top Row Left to Right: Al Mar Falcon UltraLight, CRKT Eros (3"), Ka-Bar Dog's Head Coppersmith, Opinel Slim No. 8, Beretta Trident Rosewood, Kershaw Wild-Wild Turkey, Shun Higo Nokami, Kershaw Wild Turkey Damascus, Kershaw Double Cross Damascus

Bottom Row Left to Right: Benchmade Pardue LE CF, Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 Insingo, Al Mar Mini SERE, William Henry EDC E10, Benchmade Sequel 707SBK, Fallkniven GP, CRKT Carson M16-01T, Kershaw Speedform II, Kershaw Leek Composite Blade.

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