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Higonokami folding knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Mn Fats, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. Mn Fats

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    I've always wanted a "Japanese Steel" folder. Just to add to the collection. I dont have one single Japanese blade in my collection.

    I love the Higonokami. But I'm kind of muddied up on what that can mean. I've done a little research and I believe Nagao Kanecoma makes a true to the name knife.

    Can anyone help out on what to buy. I know a lot of manufacturers will have Chinese steel but assembled in USA or vice versa. I'd like real Japanese steel.

    Kind of an oddball knife, so thanks for any info!
     
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    There's also Higo no Kami. To skirt trademarks? I'm finding simple folders at $25, give or take. Seems light.

    Again, all experience is appreciated.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the tip.
    I'd found one of these many years ago and had no idea what it was.
    Now I'm getting one to replace the one that I once had.
     
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    Citadel Knives of Cambodia has a couple of Japanese designs. I visited their factory in Phnom Penh years ago and was impressed. I bought the folding Khukri and now wish I had also bought the Ratanakiri.
     
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    Kinda,if you don't count the lock. There's no lock on a higonokami. There are other sheet metal body knives like the Douk Douk and I can't remember any that are close enough because of the locks.

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    Lots of interesting higonokami folders out there.

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