Higonokami - Japanese folding penknife, brass handle


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. 

Group picture, left to right:

- Handmade, Aogami with iron cladding, in a wooden box: 9.5cm blade; 22cm unfolded length

- Handmade, Aogami with iron cladding, 7.5cm blade; 17.5cm unfolded length

- Regular, Aogami core: 6.5cm blade; 15.5cm unfolded length

- Mini, SK5: 3.5cm blade; 9cm unfolded length