The ONLY Higonokami in ALL BLACK. This piece certainly looks "tactical" in some sense. To me, it is a genius move for coating the Blue Paper Steel in black making it more corrosion resistant.
Higonokami is the most famous folding knife in Japan. In the 1960s - 1970s, almost everyone had Higonokami in Japan. Now Higonokami is famous for outdoor knife all over the world.
Looking for modern/tactical looking traditional folder? Yours is here.
This All Black folder has a 2.83" (72mm) black oxidized blade and a black coated handle. Simple, lightweight and stylish, this folder will be your ideal EDC knife.
Currently, all Higonokami are handmade by artisan craftsman Mr. Mitsuo Nagao, the fifth generation of Higonokami maker.
Higonokami is patented. Although there are plenty of people trying to copy the design, Mr. Nagao is the only person on earth that is allowed to make the original Higonokami knife.
Blade Material: Blue Paper Steel
Blade Length: 2.83" / 70mm
Length Closed: 3.86"
Length Open: 6.69"
Handle: Black Oxidized Coated
Weight: 49 g
Locking System: Friction lock
Made in Japan
What is Blue Paper Steel? Origin. It is called Blue Paper Steel because its manufacturer Hitachi packs them with a piece of blue paper. It has a cousin called White Paper Steel. White Paper Steel is identical to the traditional Tamahagene steel used for the production of Samurai sword but made in a modern way.
Blue Paper Steel is White Paper Steel with the addition of small quantities of chrome and Wolfram. That improves the characteristics of Blue Paper Steel making it better corrosion and chipping resistant comparing White Paper Steel.
You will find Blue Paper Steel in high-end cutlery for its superior edge retention and ease of sharpening.