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Hamono Studios Higonokami Pocket Knife

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Handmade Japanese Higonokami

Blade: Double-edged

Steel: SK Carbon Steel

Handle: Brass with a black oxide finish

Function: Cutting, slicing, chopping, stencilling, and peeling.

Purpose: Anything you want! Foraging, cooking, camping, fishing, crafting, gardening, hunting, opening boxes etc.

Maker: Mr Nagao

These versatile folding knives are useful for any tasks including camping, cooking, crafting, foraging, opening boxes, etc. Making them a perfectly suited and meaningful gift to a loved one or yourself.

The Japanese writing on the handle states a registered trademark for this is a certified Higonokami. The first line says TorokuShoho, which means ‘registered trademark.’ The second line says Higonokami Sadakanekoma, meaning ‘this is certified Higonokami.’

Higonokami is a traditional shape of folding knife with a long history because the simplicity and functionality has a timeless value. These are made by Mr Nagao, the last blacksmith in Japan that is permitted to craft genuine Higonokami. ‘Higo’ is an old name of the region where the design of this folding knife was created, and ‘Kami’ means spirit or protector. Therefore, meaning 'protector of the Higo region’.

Handcrafted in Ono, Hyogo, Japan. This region is one of last of Japan where craftsman are still making knives with traditional knife making skills and practices. Each craftsman works collaboratively to ensure the tradition is kept alive and passed onto the next generation. We are proud to support this community.

This knife does not have a lock.

Wrapped in recycled fabric and presented in a small box.


Medium - Blade length 72mm. Total length 165mm. Weight 41g.

About Hamono Studios

At Hamono Studios, we are a retailer and sole distributor of Banshu Hamono products in Australia and New Zealand, established in 2018. We work directly with the designers, knife makers, and bladesmith association of Banshu; but put simply, we are a small team of passionate individuals who love using these super sharp knives, and want to share the love with everyone around us and more. 

We love the beauty and the art of knives. It is something we use mindlessly, yet we use every single day. It is so close to our lives - it’s a piece of art that brings families and friends together, and we feel they are pretty special. 

From functional, versatile everyday knives to more specialised slicing knives, and some foraging/camping/outdoor folding pocket knives, we have handpicked the pieces we import. All of our products are handcrafted in Ono, Hyogo. This region has been known for blade making for hundreds of years and is closely related to one of the three major knife region of Japan - Sakai, Osaka. They of course all feature the most special feature of sharpness and durability that Japanese knives are famous for.