Higo DM5900 Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife - 3.5" VG-10 Blade - Leather Carry/Storage Pouch Included
If you enjoy a good steak as much as I do, and have found that steak knives that come with your meal "lacking" in the performance department - then here's the solution - the Higo Personal Folding Steak Knife. The Higo is a class-act from end to end. The razor sharp 3.5" blade is crafted from premium VG10 and the black Pakkawood handle is resin impregnated to last for years of use. The Higo also includes a leather pouch for storage and transport. One of my favorite items, the Higo comes with my highest recommendation. Jeff
This beautifully crafted folding knife is an extremely handsome accessory, whether carried as a tasteful pocketknife or a personal steak knife. First manufactured in 1896 in Meiji-era Japan, this style of knife is considered to be the first Japanese pocketknife. One of the key characteristics of the traditional Higo-No Kami is that when the knife is closed, part of the blade tang protrudes and can be used like a small lever to open the knife with one hand.
The Shun Higo-No Kami does indeed include the traditional lever for easy one-handed opening. However, Shun has also made a number of refinements on the original design. For example, the traditional knife did not include a locking system. The Shun Higo-No Kami does. A locking liner secures the blade open when in use so it cannot accidentally close, endangering the user's fingers. The VG10 "super steel" blade is slim and razor-sharp, making it perfect for use as a personal steak knife and perhaps provoking a little envy from your dining companions. The Shun Higo-No Kami is six inches long when opened and folds to just three and a half inches when closed. The ebony PakkaWood handle features an inlaid mosaic crest. This slender, lightweight knife fits nicely into a suit pocket and includes a sumptuous leather sheath. Whether purchased for yourself or as a gift, the Higo-No Kami is a possession of understated elegance.
- VG-10 stainless steel blade
- Handle Material: Ebony PakkaWood, impregnated w/Inlaid Mosaic Crest
- Blade Length: 3.5" (8.9 cm.)
- Leather storage/transport pouch
- Made In: Japan