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Introducing the Higonokami Kogatana Bannou, a versatile and highly popular small pocket knife that has been used for generations by outdoor enthusiasts in Japan.
Crafted in the traditional style, the blade of this one-piece steel knife seamlessly extends into the handle. The handle itself is adorned with a tightly woven, high-quality Japanese chirimen fabric, adding an extra layer of elegance and texture. The handle is finished off with a tiny brass bell, giving this knife a truly unique and charming appearance.
The Higonokami Kogatana Bannou features a Kogatana blade shape, which is perfect for various small tasks, such as woodworking, fruit peeling, or food preparation. The blade is constructed using the san-mai technique, with a core of hard Shirogami #2 steel that forms the cutting edge, and a soft, pliable steel that provides protection to both sides of the core. The blade is also coated with Kuro-uchi to enhance its durability and prevent corrosion.
With a hardness rating of 61-62 on the HRC scale, this knife offers impressive durability and strength, making it an ideal companion for all your outdoor adventures. Measuring at 155mm (6.1") in overall length, the blade itself is 70mm (2.8
Blade Shape: The Kogatana blade shape is a traditional Japanese design, perfect for precision cutting tasks and outdoor use.
Steel Type: Crafted from Shirogami #2 white steel, this knife delivers excellent sharpness and cutting performance, but requires proper maintenance to prevent rust and ensure longevity.
Blade Construction: The Higonokami Kogatana Bannou features a san-mai blade construction with a Kuro-uchi finish, combining the hard cutting edge of Shirogami #2 steel with a softer, more durable outer layer.
Hardness (HRC scale): Measuring 61-62 on the HRC scale, this blade is incredibly hard and can hold a razor-sharp edge for extended periods.
Overall Length: With an overall length of 155mm (6.1 inches), this knife is compact and convenient to carry in your pocket or bag.
Blade Length: Measuring 70mm (2.8 inches) in length, the blade is the perfect size for small, precision cutting tasks.
Blade Height: The blade's height measures 20mm (0.78 inches), providing ample space for your fingers to grip comfortably.
Spine Thickness: The blade's spine is 2.8mm (1.1 inches) thick, providing added strength and durability for tougher cutting tasks.
Weight: Weighing in at just 60g (2.1 ounces), this knife is lightweight and easy to maneuver.
Handle Length: The knife's metal handle is clad in a tightly woven, traditional Japanese chirimen fabric, measuring 75mm (2.95 inches) in length, and finished with a tiny brass bell for a unique and charming touch.
Kanji on the Blade: None.
Blacksmith: Crafted by skilled blacksmiths at Kanekoma in Japan, this knife represents the very best in traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
Location of the Smithy: The blacksmith's workshop is located in MIKI, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, a region renowned for its rich history in blade making.