The Shun Higo Nokami, or "Gentleman's" Knife is made in the tradition of the first Japanese pocketknives, which were manufactured in 1896 in Meiji-era Japan. This beautifully crafted folding knife is a handsome accessory that may be carried as a pocketknife or a personal steak knife. As with the traditional Higo Nokami, when the knife is closed, part of the tang protrudes so it can be used as a lever to open the knife.
While the Shun Higo Nokami is true to the tradition of the protruding tang and the elegance of its namesake, Shun has made some embelishments and refinements to the original design. These include a liner lock to safely lock the knife in the open position when in use. In addition, Shun has made this knife with exceptionally sharp VG10 "super steel." The angle of the razor-sharp blade is the traditional Shun 16-degrees on each side. The beautiful handle of this elegant piece is ebony PakkaWood with an inlaid mosaic crest.
A comfortable-to-use 6-inches in length when open, this knife folds down to only 3.5-inches when closed. This lightweight knife fits nicely into a suit pocket. The Higo Nokami comes with a luxurious leather sheath and a black lacquered presentation case.
Features of Higo Nokami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife:
- Hand-sharpened 16-degree double tapered blade
- Constructed of VG10 "super steel"
- Ebony PakkaWood handle with inlay
- Includes leather sheath and lacquered box
Length: 3.5 inch blade; 6 inches when open
A Bit About Shun
Shun kitchen knives are made by KAI Corporation, which has been handcrafting blades in the spirit of the legendary sword smiths of Seki City, Japan for over 100 years. Every Shun knife is handmade by a team of highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps. This tradition of Japanese sword-making excellence in Seki City is combined with technology and advanced materials in each Shun knife.
Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Availability Message Temporarily out of stock. Shipping mid-January 2014. Handle: PakkaWood Blade: Forged Type: Specialty, Steak Blade Straight Blade