This is a genuine handmade Higonokami knife, made by Mr Nagao, the last remaining blacksmith in the guild that is allowed to make Higonokami. They are a simple, cleverly designed, hardworking tool that has remained virtually unchanged in over 160 years.
The Mini Higonokami has a closed length of just 63mm, it is light enough that you could carry it in a purse, on a keychain or just loose in your pocket. Carrying a pocket knife in the UK used to be completely normal. After years of not carrying one it is refreshingly liberating and civilised to be able to fetch a nice bit of laminated Japanese steel out of your pocket when you need to open a box, or packet instead of tearing it. As long as the knife conforms to regulations (this one does) and you use it responsibly, this simple pleasure is perfectly legal.
A classic knife, with countless uses, at a price that won't break your heart if you accidentally take it through airport security and have to surrender it.
- Blade length: 39mm
- Case length: 54mm
- Case width: 10mm