The Higonokami knife was originally made in Japan in the late 1800s and is characterized by its lack of a locking mechanism and simple design. The style was exceedingly popular in Japan until 1961 when the blades were banned. Still, a few craftsmen carry on the tradition today. This version comes in with a raw steel motif that lends it a more aged feel. The slim profile makes it comfortable in the pocket. Each is hand-forged with the maker’s stamp on it.