"Higonokami" is a type of Japanese folding pocket knife originating in 1894 in Miki city, Hyogo Prefecture. A Higonokami knife has a blade that folds into a handle normally made of folded over sheet metal. For this knife, we chose a special wooden handle made from Tagayasan “Iron Wood” a type of wood known for it’s firmness. It is commonly used to make Japanese wooden swords called bokken.
When in use, the user can hold their thumb over a lever called Chikiri to prevent the blade from folding. It’s unique double-edged V-shaped blade means you can use either side, regardless of dominant hand.
Higonokami knives are renowned for their simplicity and long-lasting quality. Today there remains only one manufacturer still making authentic Higonokami knives.
The blade is made from an inlayed VG10 steel surrounded by an Tagayasan wooden handle. Stamped on the handle you will find the Naked & Famous Denim logo along with a 'nude woman with sword' illustration on one side and the Higonokami trademark on the other.