Bamboo Higonokami with Damascus San Mai

Product Description for Bamboo Higonokami with Damascus San Mai

Maker: Koji Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103319
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.66 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus blade with a VG-10 stainless steel core
Handle: Carved and patinaed silicone bronze
Sheath: Cloth pouch handmade from antique kimono fabric
Style: Friction folder
Description: Higonokami are the classic folding pocket knives native to Japan. This traditional knife is a friction folder, using the friction of the swivel and the pressure of the user's hand on a protruding tang to prevent the knife from folding during use.
The elegant blade is stainless damascus surrounding a VG-10 'super-steel' core. This steel ensures exceptional edge holding. The spine is carved into the shape of bamboo. The blade has smooth action and is nicely centered.
Koji-san meticulously carved the silicone handle into a bamboo shape matching the blade. Showing tremendous realism, Koji even carved 'splits' into the bamboo, mimicking the behavior of the natural wood. The bronze is patinaed to a rose tone. The pivot combines textured brass and stainless steel. The copper frame surrounds a mirror polished 420 backbar, also carved into the shape of bamboo.
Truly an exceptional folder!

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