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Higo no Kami Daidai (sizeL), Nagaokoma, Import from JAPAN
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- Blade 9cm~11cm(sizeL=sizeXL), Hitachi-BlueSteel
- Handle 11cm, Aogami-Honwarikomi
- All Hand-Made, Forging and Hummered Work
- Japanese Traditional Crafting Technique, over 100 years
- The product is defferent for each products, because all hand made.
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Out of the box, it was not as sharp as it could be. The brass handle was open very wide at the bottom, which allowed the last inch of the blade to come in contact with it, causing micro-nicks in the blade. Something that I thought was going to be easily fixed, and it was after much trial and error.
I've sharpened many different styles of blades made out of different types of steel, both stainless and non, and every time I tried to sharpen it, I would find more micro-nicks in the edge, though it was razor sharp. It wasn't a defect in the forging or the steel, but in my sharpening techniques. Anyone purchasing this knife needs to know that you must be very gentle with it. Unlike other carbon steel knives that I own and use on a regular basis, you cannot put pressure on the blade while sharpening. This caused the micro-nicks in mine each time I attempted to remove them. Basically, allow the edge of the blade to rest on the stone or sharpening pad with only the weight of the knife as you sharpen.
To get a real scary sharp edge, I finished it off with a DMT Extra Fine sharpening pad, and I haven't been able to dull it yet.
The only con I can find with this knife is I don't want to carry it in my pocket because of fear of damaging it somehow. The blade is so beautiful as is, that I cannot stand the thought of it developing a pantina from use because I do use my pocket knife for everything imaginable. So, in order to remedy this problem I've already decided to order a second, this time a medium. Higo no Kami Dai(sizeM), Nagaokoma, Import from JAPAN
The sizing is smaller than expected, and the measurements they list on the product page are misleading. The blade length on mine only surpasses the advertised 9 cm minimum if you include the thumb piece on the spine. From the listed measurements, I was expecting a cutting edge that was roughly 3.25"-3.75", however it is closer to 2.75" (7.25 cm) for the edge length. Handle width is about 1.7 cm (5/8 of an inch), blade width is about 1/2", and blade thickness is about 3 mm or 1/8" thick.
Overall I was very underwhelmed by not only the quality, but the size too. The description is not only misleading, but also very generous. The seller really ought to provide something for scale, because imagining the listed lengths does not prepare you for a knife that is barely longer than a credit card when closed, with a handle that isn't even as wide as a penny. I expected an interesting medium/large sized blade for occasional light EDC, what I received is an overpriced, small letter opener of poor workmanship at best.Read more ›
The knife is extremely dangerous with no locking device. Mine came fairly loose and got looser with use so I did tighten the rivet. A rubber mallet didn't work, but a regular hammer just took a few hits to tighten it sufficiently.
Other maintenance includes polishing and oiling the steel blade. I used it to slice cheese once and didn't wash it right away. When I did there were some very slight discolorations like water spots that would not wash off with soap and water. So I found some polishing creme (mine was left over from a headlight restorer kit, but Brasso or the like would be ideal). Just some slight polishing with a Q-tip or folded paper towel corner has been working fine. Another time I used it to cut steak and the inch or so of the blade that came in contact with the steak was blued slightly. No matter it polished out easily.
Of course the brass handle tarnishes if it gets damp and not dried right away. It also polishes out easily.
The blade is sharp and fine for average use. I have sharpened mine a few times and as long as you aren't too aggressive it is easy to put a fresh edge on this knife that is even better than the original.
In the attached pictures you can see I added a lightweight lanyard. This makes it easier to pull out of my pocket and if I am going to use the knife extensively I put the loop around my wrist so I don't drop it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This knife shouldn't be sold for anywhere near $20. The steel doesn't seem very good, and the fit and finish is terrible.Published 18 days ago by PhotogMack
took like 3 months to get. cool novelty knife. but I have forged a knife better than this and do it as a hobby.Published 2 months ago by Mike c
Awesome knife and has come in handy when I needed a sharp object to open sealed items.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
After reading lots of mixed reviews on this item, I wasn't sure if buying it or not. Now that I own it though, I'm preatty happy of my decision. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrea Biundo