Japanese Folding Knife by Banshu Hamono

Japanese Folding Knife, folded.
Japanese Folding Knife, folded.
Japanese Folding Knife, extended.
Japanese Folding Knife, extended.

Description + Details

A traditional Japanese folding pocketknife (higonokami) with a timeless aesthetic, designed by Banshu Hamono. The blacksmith industry in the Banshu region in the Hyogo prefecture of Japan was said to have started long ago when a Katana factory was located there. What began as an industry producing straight razors in 1744, now manufactures a variety of products including utility knives, Japanese gripping shears used for cutting thread, pruning shears, and floral shears. Each piece is painstakingly made by hand by skilled craftsmen using the same techniques that have been employed for generations.

Banshu Hamono
High carbon Ao-Hagane blue steel with brass sheath
M (BH-W0002)
L. 6.5 ; Sword 2.8 in
L. 16.5 ; Sword 7.2 cm
XL (BH-W0004)
L. 8.3 ; Sword 3.6 in
L. 21 ; Sword 9.2 cm

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