Japanese Folding Knife Higonokami NAGAO made of Yasuki Steel - Blade L - 75 mm

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The traditional Japanese folding knife Mizushibuki Higonokami by the NAGAO KANEKOMA Factory, which is similar to the Czech "rybička", has a high-quality blade made of blue steel – Yasuki Aogami Warikomi blue paper steel. It is suitable for carving and other common tasks in the workshop, garden, or forest. Made in Japan.

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High-quality Japanese carving and folding knife. Suitable for any craftsman and hobby use or fishing. Extremely sharp blade made of high-quality Yasugi blue steel. Easy to sharpen, ensuring long-term use. We recommend Japanese water stones for sharpening this knife. This carving and drafting knife is a fantastic way to have a quality Japanese blade at home without having to spend a large amount of money.


Nagao Kanekoma 永尾駒製作所 – currently the only Japanese manufacturer of Higonokami knives, maintaining its traditional production methods for five generations. Also, the sole owner of the Higokonami trademark worldwide.

Higonokami 肥後守 – a Japanese folding knife suitable for any craftsman and hobby use. A Japanese all-rounder. It is akin to the Czech "fish knife" and can be used for wood carving, or even fishing. Extremely sharp blade made of high-quality Aogami Warikomi Yasuki blue steel. Easy to sharpen, ensuring long-term use. We recommend Japanese water stones for sharpening this knife. Handle with a water drop effect. This carving knife could also be described as a Japanese national product. It relates to a patent and is now produced by only one workshop. They are the only ones who have maintained the tradition and know-how under the Higonokami trademark for five generations.

Aogami Warikomi – blue steel, also known as blue paper steel, from which this Higonokami knife's blade is made, is characterized by a high carbon content of 1.4 - 1.5%. This allows the blade to be hardened up to 62 HRC.

The letter L in the name indicates the blade width.

Features of the Higonokami NAGAO Knife

✅ Traditional Japanese folding knife
✅ Blade made of laminated Yasugi blue steel
✅ Blue paper steel Aogami Warikomi
✅ Japanese equivalent of the Czech "fish knife"
✅ For fishing and any craftsman or hobby use
✅ Non-slip resin droplets on the handle
✅ Made in Japan

Inside the NAGAO Family Production

nagao_family_higonokami_knive_making_of_001forging of the blade from Yasuki blue steel 

nagao_family_higonokami_knive_making_of_003traditional coal furnace 

nagao_family_higonokami_knive_making_of_004master sharpener at work

Additional parameters

Category: Higonokami
Blade length: 75 mm
Length: 173 mm
Width: 20 mm
Handle length: 98 mm
Weight: 43 g
Blade thickness: 2.5 mm
Blade: Yasugi carbon steel
Handle: Metal
Number in package: 1
Made in: Japan