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Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife - 3.5" VG-10 Blade - Leather Pouch Included

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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


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  • 5
    Wife Loves it!

    Posted by Bob on Mar 19th 2011

    I got this for my wife who has severe arthritis in her hands, no strength & can't even close all of her fingers all the way. Seems like eateries now days like to give you these huge handled dull serrated "steak knives" that are joke for people with good hands, and are just impossible for my wife. I figured she could just keep this in the glove compartment, and just throw it in her purse from there when we eat out. She love's it so much she keeps it in her purse all the time now (plus she loves showing it off)! No more having to explain to a waiter/waitress, and then wait for them to go find a paring knife or something from the kitchen while her food cools off, she just whips out her personal knife & can get with it. When she's done, she's careful to not contaminate the sheath, by wiping the knife down... wrapping it in a napkin/tissue before putting it away, then washes it first thing when we get home. Or if we are traveling, she just dunks it in the water glass and wipes it down good with a wet wipe... and it's ready to go again. It's a God Send for her when it comes to eating out. Highly recommend!