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Higonokami Pocket Knife: Aogami steel 75mm



Higonokami Sadakane-Koma "肥後守定駒" Pocket knife

Grip: Brass
Blade: Blue paper steel "安来青紙鋼"

Approx. spec of knife
Total length: 180mm
Blade length: 75mm
Blade thickness: 2mm
Weight: approx. 50g

*The length of blade may differ since all of their blade are hand-made*

Estimated delivery: For 10-14 days

Product code: 000MK0001


Thick, solid and durable, this simple folding pocket knife has been around Japan since pre-war.

The Aogami steel used on its blade is hard, adrasion resistant and very durable steel; ideal choice for making a cutting edge blade.

The Higonokami Knife is registered trademark, and as you can read in the History section below, there's only one wordshop that has rights to produce it.


In 1894, Meiji period, Shigematsu Tasaburo "重松太三郎" developped a knife based on the folding pocket knife he brought back from Kagoshima prefecture. He named his knife Higonokami "肥後守" since the most of his customer was in the land of Higo "肥後", which is now called Kamamoto prefecture of the Kyushu island.
As the knife became popular, Miki city "三木市" prospered. At the most, there were 40 factories in the city. but as the time changed, one by one those factory closed down. There is only one factory that still produces the Higonokami "肥後守": the Nagaokoma Workshop "永尾駒製作所". founded in 1894, Nagao-san and his family still produces the knife just as their ancestor did 100 years ago.

Order & Delivery Details

Payment methods: Payments can be made by PayPal or bank transfer, depending on the type of armor being ordered.
Delivery: Worldwide
EMS FedexE-Packet
Shipping Fee:

Free Worldwide Shipping Campaign!: Starting from December 2016, ALL the purchase above 100 USD will be free of shipping fee. This applies to all international shipment.

Delivery Time:

It takes about 4 - 7 days after you receive a notification email from us. Anywhere in the world via FedEx and EMS (unless some accident occurs). Tracking code will be sent to you to ensure secure shipment.

Insurance: A-Janaika covers 100% of purchase if the price of the item exceeds JPY 500,000. If the item is damaged or lost in the delivery* the customer receives either a 100% refund or a replacement item.*Subject to insurance company assessment. A damage or broken parts can be covered in above-mentioned insurance within 7 days from its arrival.
Cancellations: While we have a no-cancellation policy, we make sure to clearly communicate with all our customers to determine the correct item is requested before transactions are made.
Customs & Duty: As customs and duty vary from each country, this cost is incurred by the customer.