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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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Higo no Kami Daidai (sizeL), Nagaokoma, Import from JAPAN + Higo no Kami Warikomi size M, Nagaokoma, Import from JAPAN + Higo no Kami Dai(sizeM), Nagaokoma, Import from JAPAN
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Product Description

Nagaokoma company only can make HIGONOKAMI in Japan. They have a trademark registration in Japan. hard to find in USA. Please try Japanese Tosho sprit. Attention : Higo no Kami has scratch little bet from the beginning. because all handmade and old meiser made. If you are very sensitive and have not knowledge value, Please choose factory made.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Imported (Japan)
  • ASIN: B003UMLH6Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,279 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Constantly Researching on June 6, 2012
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As the product description states, it is hand forged without question. Anyone can look at mine and still see the marks on the thumb piece where it was held by tongs during the forging process, which adds character to the knife.

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
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Lindo on April 16, 2011
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The blade is ultra sharp and seriously quality. I can tell it was sharpened by hand, and it doesnt come out of the brass part easily so u can safely keep in ur pocket. Took a long time to arrive cause it comes all the way from Japan. Fun item.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Duarte Costeira on November 23, 2013
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Got this for one of my good friends. He said he once he'd risen the ranks of the company he works for now and became CEO, he'd force people who fail him to kill themselves with this knife. Currently reconsidering my choice of gifts. And friends.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Hawkings-snell on January 23, 2013
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I've bought many of these knives in various configurations and all I can say is that I am so proud to gift these to people who are interested in having a handmade and unique knife that can easily be razor sharp with little effort. Amazing materials and incredible history all in an affordable package. I think that for those who are uncomfortable with knives because they can be used as a weapon, the leverage lock mechanism seemingly discourages any tactical use...a "safe' knife if you will. Oh but it is a thirsty blade ready to cut.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rj sutton on October 30, 2013
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I bought this knife as a gentlemen's knife replacement to home and restaurant steak knives. It was exactly as expected which was roughly finished. I smoothed and polished the handle and blade. It is quite satisfying to cleanly and elegantly slice a nice steak.
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