A true pocket katana. Made in Japan by Nagao Higonokami. It has San Mai White Paper Steeltanto blade which is fully concealed in the brass handle when closed. It is extended tang with a lanyard hole for easy carry.
Carrying this is the closest thing we can do after a katana.
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: White Paper Steel
Blade Length: 3" / 75mm
Length Open: 6.75"
Weight: 54 g
Locking System: Friction Lock
Made in Japan
What is White Paper Steel?
Shirogami or White Paper Steel is a very pure type of steel usually found in iron-rich river sand, with only carbon as an alloy.
White Paper Steel is identical to the legendary Tamahagene steel used for the production of Japanese katana but made in a more advanced method. It has a slim range of temperatures for hardening and thus requires the blacksmith to be very skilled.