Higonokami - Japanese folding penknife, Kanekoma


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. Length - 80mm

Handle finishes, group picture left to right:

- Brass with Kagayaki hammer patterning

- Kaba cherry bark

- Distinctive vivid green, referred to as hisui

- Black kurouchi finish

- Brass handle and blade with hammered (Tsuchime) finish

- All black