No Amazon referral links unless you make it clear that you are using one. Thank you. 5.0 out of 5 stars 3. Higonokami Folding Knife – Blue Paper Steel 100mm Discussion, pictures, and advice on bladed tools of all kinds. KEEP IT RELEVANT. Oh I assumed it was the same on your knife. what do you mean with "genuine"? They took some liberties with that one - the big one being the case thickness. I've heard that the quality control of the Higonokami isn't that great because they're being made so fast. I'm also wondering where to buy either of them? a higonokami w/ stainless handle. Most of the Higonokamis on eBay are either SK steel or unlisted, I found one blue steel. New here? Probably just as good, but I don't know that. Are the high ends of a different style, or are they just made with better materials and better fit and finish? Want to link up with fellow knifeclubbers on Instagram ? Sharp Swap#1, #2, #3, and #4 were fantastic! I'm looking at the 85mm version for $45. Higonokami is a very old trademark and the knives can only be made by members of the guild who own it. "Every Day Carry" For showing off your other tools and gadgets. I have a couple posts about Higonokamis. Rules will be fair and opinions will be listened to. Made my knife bros some custom artwork of their favorite blades this year! 5.0 out of 5 stars 5. [–]camaroXpharaoh[S] 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (7 children). Want to see our sub's traffic stats? I'll probably take your advice and buy both, but for now just a higonaifu. r/Knife_Swap Great knife, though. I'd like to buy one, but I'm not sure which would be the smarter buy. Japanese folding pocket neck Knife HIGONOKAMI L blade 75mm Silver. Hello All, I recently stumbled across the the Higonokami folding knife, and I was wondering, is the knife worth it. I've never heard of Mercator K55K, so I can't say anything about that one. What exactly do you mean by high end higonaifus? The knife comes packaged in a … In 1899, "Higonokami Knife Union" was established. Used for every situation, from sharpening a pencil to cutting everything. Yeah, the QC can be a bit off, but generally, the better the knife, the better the quality. It will likely be heavy for its size, but with the 85mm I don't think that'll be an issue. Purchased so many times from him, never had an issue either. However, so many imitations of Higonokami with inferior quality came into the market and caused various problems, which made us decide to obtain a trademark registration of Higonokami in 1910. A pair of inset locks I finished up. Higonokami Knives, Over a Century Old! Log In Sign Up. Show off recent purchases or ask for advice. Discussion, pictures, and advice on bladed tools of all kinds. I think I'd actually like it better if it was heavier. /r/Knifeporn For looking at strictly beautiful pictures of knives, r/Chefknives The home for chef knives of every variety, /r/knifemaking A community for knife makers, /r/PokeyJokeys For memes, reaction pics/gifs relating to knives. The big catch is the size. There will be multiple moderators not just one all powerful mod. They can be found here! It is just a style/type knife, not a single brand. Rendered by PID 5005 on r2-app-0049504ff951c6212 at 2020-12-22 23:46:34.605906+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. The best place, in my opinion, to get a Higonokami is, http://www.ebay.com/usr/akagi-hamono?_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2754. /r/EDCexchange For trading things you don't keep in your pockets anymore. FREE Shipping by Amazon. This brass and blue paper steel knife is about as simple and straightforward as it gets: a metal handle with a hinged reverse-tanto blade, It has no lock, no extraneous styling, and even the lever deployment is just an extension of the blade. Thanks so much! [–]ski3223Sub 3" fo' Ski 2 points3 points4 points 6 years ago (0 children). Edit: What's the deal with this higonaifu? [–]HuruHaraBlunt Parang 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). Most of the Higonokamis on eBay are either SK steel or unlisted, I found one blue steel. [–][deleted] 6 points7 points8 points 6 years ago (11 children). Thank you to all those who helped, and we look forward to another one soon! Nagao Higonokami knives have been made for generations. What are the better manufacturers? No harassment of any kind. /r/EDC No your weedwacker is not a knife. Another recommendation for Akagi Hamono. Just some sort of texturing. 4.8 out of 5 stars (64) Total Ratings 64, $38.52 New. Use #knifeclub to join our channel. A Higonokami is a Japanese pocket knife model that has been produced since 1896 and honours the legacy of the Samurai. I have no problem with this but some people may. Please share!!! Read Our Welcome Thread. 4.5 out of 5 stars 288. [–]DickJagamoLord of Higo 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (1 child). REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 5005 on r2-app-0049504ff951c6212 at 2020-12-22 23:46:34.605906+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. 4.1 out of 5 stars 58. Questions? Get the best deals on Higonokami Collectible Folding Knives when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Find the bracket you want at the bottom of the page. Join us on the official Knifeclub Discord. I dont believe it's a real one as it came in one of the green plastic slips. Join us on the official Knifeclub Discord. My bad... New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. You get used to it. Get it as soon as Tue, Dec 15. $80.00 $ 80. Do you see any reason the knife I linked to is cheap? Upon further reading, I found that there is a "name brand" of sorts, Higonokami, and a plethora of "generic brands", higonaifu. Advanced Filter Options. $75.00 $ 75. Well, like I said, I have the 125mm, so I don't know how much they differ. #4 Zorro, Feb … There's only one guild member left still making them. Since the founder, Komataro Nagao, started up "Hirata Knife" in Miki, Hyogo Prefecture over 100 years ago, the manufacturing skill of 5 generations of tradition and craftsmanship has developed to make us the only successor of Higonokami. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Since 1894, through 5 generations. A higonokami (肥後守) is a type of folding pocket knife originating in Miki, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan in 1896. Higo no kami Chrome Knife Steel L Japan import. Thanks for the detailed response! Nagao Higonokami knives have been made for generations. KG's International Package Re-Routing service. Use #knifeclub. Are the high ends of a different style, or are they just made with better materials and better fit and finish? FREE Shipping by Amazon. Our Posting Policy: Treat the other readers with courtesy and respect. Get low prices on Higonokami knives & folding knives. Mark any posts with any type of injury (knife related or not) as NSFW and properly flair the post as injury/gore. I have a couple Higonaifu's and a Higonokami. So there isn't really "genuine" or "fake". Just saying, if you plan on collecting them, that one is unlike most others. Traditional folding knife of Japan, Higo knife. (self.knifeclub), submitted 6 years ago * by camaroXpharaoh. They have SK steel instead of Blue Steel blades however. The case is thicker than any Higo I've ever seen, so, while it gives it an interesting weight, it isn't like any other Higo you'll likely find. Higonokami or higonaifu? Filter By. Comments? Guidelines should be followed to make the subreddit a more enjoyable place. Look in my r/Knifeclub post history. There's only one guild member left still making them. They may not have the best QC, but I've never gotten one that had its function impaired, generally it's just something like a strangely shaped blade or rough edges. About 70 grams in weight. Nagao Higonokami. Get it as soon as Fri, Sep 11. Is the handle hammer forged or is that a design? The price changes drastically when you change that. Higonokami Folding Knife – SK Steel 100mm Black 3.9 out of 5 stars 16. This type of knife is one the the oldest traditional knife styles in production today. Violations of these rules may result in a ban. NKD and (reverse) Tanya Tuesday, [NKD] Finally was able to pick up a Malibu. Feel free to engage in discussion on anything with a blade. If you want you can post your website or blog but do not let it get excessive. r/knives: Sharp and pointy stuff! For selling and swapping your knives. Only 2 left in stock - order soon. I can help you a little with the Higonokami, not so much the Higonaifu. I can attest to the quality of the larger one. An alternative to r/knives. The tradition of producing Higonokami has been handed down over 100 years. 4.0 out of 5 stars 1. Press J to jump to the feed. Imagine if there was only one guy still working at Buck making classic lock back folders, but lots of people buying upscale Duck style folding knives made in Alaska from Canadian steel. If you are planning to buy Higonokami Knives online, then explore Knife Country USA online. That seller likes to use snail-mail and it will take forever to reach you. Strange. and join one of thousands of communities. Bring a friend! I have the 125mm of that. Hey you guys(and ladies), where am I suppose to go to find one of them nifty higonomaki knives that he occasionally see here? [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (4 children). [–]camaroXpharaoh[S] 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (5 children). Using materials such as Hitachi Blue Steel and crafting such as hand forging and hammering, Nagao Higonokami blades stand as an example of quality and dedication. Love my Zaan so much, I tried making my Spidey look like it. To model making, woodwork, bamboo - tricks work. In its golden age it had 40 member companies with more than 200 workers in the industry. Links on where to buy them? Sharpening guide created by /u/ElGatoTheManCat, Knifeblog.com's Knife Buyer's Guide Infographic. Traditionally made in Japan, these styles offer simple yet effective knives that have a great edge and are well made. If you just wait a while, I'm sure he'll get some more in. 00. This includes posting personal info such as Facebook and trolling. http://www.ohyasuya.co.jp/factorybrands/hattori/fix/aigohigo.html. Only 3 left in stock - order soon. It's the white steel, the craftsmanship on the blade and handle look amazing, yet it is cheaper than some other blue steels on there. [–]camaroXpharaoh[S] 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (1 child). All things pocket knives. The seller I linked in my previous post usually has some Aogami (blue steel) Higonokamis for sale. This knife has a brass handle like on the photo on the right. $19.90. If it's not somehow a piece of shit and is as good as it looks, I'd definitely pull the trigger on it right now. I'll definitely get that one now, or cash I can figure out how to access my eBay account. The rear portion of the handle (handle) has a hole, it is possible to pass such as string. Lots of Higonakmis on eBay, but I can't seem to find where to get higonaifus. Well I'm referring specifically to the 85mm version, that's big enough for me. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Check out our past design contest, here are the winners. $80.00 $ 80. Press J to jump to the feed. Is the handle hammer forged or is that a design? The Higo no Kami folding knife has a long history in Japan dating back to the late 19th century. These are the characteristics of a Higonokami knife: A handle made of a folded casing of brass, steel, or titanium, stamped with Japanese Kanji characters that shows the name of the maker and the steel type of the blade. Amazed at the Incredible detail on this PDW wave inkosi, Boys. Generally, they're Higonokami-style knives which a custom knifemaker puts his own touch on. [–]camaroXpharaoh[S] 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (0 children). The blade is entirely covered by the handle when the knife is closed. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Higonokami is THE EDC knife for thousand of Japanese people. Anyways, thanks for all the help! Technically, all of the higher-end Higos I'm referring to are Higonaifus. Personally, I don't care for the generic higonaifus. Lee Valley Tools carries the standard higo, and there is a fancy version available from Best Made, I was sort of looking for a Japanese made one. All the ones I see are in the same generally price range, $20 to $50. I would recommend getting a Higonaifu because of the better quality control but if you can, get one of each and make the judgment yourself. Anyway, I would recommend just picking up a standard, cheap Higonokami of some sort before going this route, though. /r/Bladesmith Anything related to bladesmithing, a place welcome to everyone, from master artisans to beginners. Check out the Behind the Edge podcast by some of our users! Both, to some degree. Work knives, tactical knives, kitchen knives, fixed-blades and folders; scissors, hatchets, machetes, or multitools—we're not picky! Constantly in search of something I probably already have. $8.98 New. $27.00. I can help you a little with the Higonokami, not so much the Higonaifu. /r/Flashlight Discuss quality lights of all types including: keychain, EDC, work, headlamps, lanterns, and others, /r/Wicked_Edge Tips, tricks, questions and bragging about shaving with straight, double edge or injector blade razors, /r/camping All about camping and outdoors, /r/guns or /r/Firearms All about firearms, /r/paracord For lanyards, fobs, bracelets and more, /r/Balisong For all things flipping and balisongs, /r/sheathsandholsters Leatherworking with a concentration on sheaths and holsters, Disclaimer: Knifeclub Mods take no responsibility for bad experiences, trades, or loss of goods/money on this or other subreddits. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Or at least that’s the case with the Nagao Higonokami folding knife. What's the catch? This community thrives on the suggestions and input of its members. I just discovered these very charming Japanese friction folders. The Higonaifu's have better fit and finish than the official Higonokami. Memes / Macros etc are SUNDAYS ONLY. Visit kniferights.org to protect the right to own and carry knives everywhere in the U.S. r/KnifeDeals Find and share deals on all kinds of knives and get up to date with all the newest knives when they come on the market. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Yeah, the QC can be a bit off, but generally, the better the knife, the better the quality. It just seems finding a retailer that gives comparisons on different models/makers is difficult. Work knives, tactical knives, kitchen knives, fixed-blades and folders; scissors, hatchets, machetes, or multitools—we're not picky! I was leaning towards the higonaifus, those Musashi samurai ones are awesome. You could say that the Higonomaki Knives are one of the oldest pocket knives still being produced and hardley unchanged. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: The first rule of KnifeClub is to talk about KnifeClub! [–]camaroXpharaoh[S] 2 points3 points4 points 6 years ago* (9 children). It’s here. Katsu continues taking that Higonokami design and bashing their way through the millennium with this oddly named, and possibly overbuilt, knife. Higos have quite a bit of variation of you're willing to look and spend the money. Check out the Behind the Edge podcast by some of our users! Other handles are for example steel, titanium or silver. Advanced Filter Options. So, that was completely rubbish. If you go for an Opinel, consider their carbon-steel knives: They take a wonderful edge. If you think your post would be better suited in another sub post it there. An alternative to r/knives. The knife has no locking system, but is a friction folder or " penny knife ", using the friction of the swivel or the pressure of the user's thumb on its iconic lever or chikiri, to prevent the knife … Higonokami Pocket Knife MY-120Y, 3-layered blade 10 cm. maybe I should say best for value, I don't want to spend mucho $$$, but I want one made from good steel that has a good fit and finish. These artisan knives have been manufactured since 1896 in the province of Hirata. Anybody have any experience with Higonokami or Higonaifu? Zirc, and damascus. The knife presented here is a medium-sized Higonokami by Motosuke Nagao with a 75 mm high carbon steel blade that is mounted on the inside of a folded sheet of brass. Traditionally made in Japan, these styles offer simple yet effective knives that have a great edge and are well made. I assumed Hignokami was a blades style just like sabatier and laguiole, but apparently it is a registered trademark/single brand. Suggestions? Higonokami Folding Knife – Special Black Back Hammered Finish Blue Paper Steel 100mm. The price brackets are now all in the same place! Another great knife in the same family, this one is slightly different with its slightly curved blade, made from durable brass and carbon steel, it is lightweight and hand carved handle with the traditional Higo trademark. 4.8 out of 5 stars (16) Total Ratings 16, 94% agree - Would recommend. I'm not going to collect them, I'll probably get two at the most, a higonaifu and a Higonokami. Posts that are memes for memes sake, injuries without reason, or low-effort joke posts will be removed. Keep it relevant. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Huh. Opinel, DoukDouk and Higonokami are all great knives for their price. If you like it, get it. Here they’ve basically taken that original friction folder design, kept the blade style (kind of) and the front flip opening, then made it lift weights. Don't simply post a picture, add context with it, Be helpful to those of all skill and knowledge levels, Do not gang up on certain brands, there are pros and cons to every company, Write the make and model of pictured knives in title/description/comments of link posts. Hey yo /u/dickjagamo, help this dude out. 00. When the Samurai were relieved of their function the blacksmiths started making, amongst others, Higonokami knives. Knives . Higonokami Folding Knife – Special Black Back Blue Paper Steel 100mm Jade. Higonokami chrome knife all steel extra large 120mm from Japan. Higonokami is a very old trademark and the knives can only be made by members of the guild who own it. Higonokami Folding Knife – SK Steel 120mm Black. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (6 children). Arrives before Christmas Only 2 left in stock - order soon. FREE Shipping by Amazon. Higonokami Folding Knife – White Paper Steel Sword Shaped Blade 100mm. 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