Higonokami - Japanese folding penknife, Kanekoma - black kurouchi
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These higonokamis are universally popular as a do-everything penknife. The Japanese-equivalent to the Swiss Army Knife in terms of popularity, they were originally used to sharpen pencils but can be used in almost any crafting task and for household jobs, particularly box opening.
This knife is from well known higonokami maker, Kanekoma, and comprises an aogami steel, iron clad blade with hammered finish. The casing is a matching black kurouchi finish. Length 80mm.
Group picture, left to right: Black kurouchi, hisui finish, Kagayaki hammered, brass hammered, and kaba cherry bark.