Higonokami Classic

Japanese Folding Pocket Knife (2¾" / 7.1CM)

High carbon steel blade, black handle

Sale price$38.00
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  • Handmade in Seki - the home of Samurai swords
  • Unique 21 and 17 layer steels
  • Kebony maple handles
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Worldwide delivery

Our Higonokami classic is a strong and very sharp knife. It has a blade 71mm long (so can be carried legally in the UK). The design is characterised by the 'chikiri' - the lever used to open the knife. There is no locking mechanism. Note that this knife is not stainless so please keep it dry to avoid corrosion.


Depending on your location either DPD, Royal Mail or Fed-Ex will deliver your order. We use DEVLND Fulfilment to ship our products, so this will appear on any messages from DPD, Royal Mail or Fed-EX - e.g. Your parcel from DEVLND Fulfilment is due to be delivered today.

Shipping Times

UK Mainland

Select from our shipping options, both sent via DPD Local. Order and complete online age verification by 1pm for:
  • Next day
  • 3 working days
Age ID will be required upon delivery of age-restricted items, in addition to online age verification.

Outside UK Mainland

Orders dispatched within 3 working days via DPD or UPS with door-to-door tracking. Allow 10 days for delivery – time will vary depending on country and customs procedures.

14-day full satisfaction returns policy

If you are not fully satisfied with your product, you can return it within a period of 14 days from date of purchase for a full refund. The product must be in perfect condition, such that it could be sold again. Once we receive the item, we will process your refund within 30 days

Returning your product

Returns are simple:
  • Email customerservices@togknives.com with your name, the product you are returning and the reason you are returning it.
  • Package your product very securely. Knives must not pierce the packaging even if it is dropped. Ideally use the original packaging.
  • Post your products to:
    Returns Department
    TOG Knives Ltd.c/o DEVLND Ltd,
    195 South Liberty Lane,
    Bristol, BS3 2TN





A ‘Higonokami’ is a traditional Japanese folding pocket knife, designed in 1896. These knives were once carried by virtually every person in Japan. The name means “Lord-of-Higo”. Higo was an old province in Japan, on the island of Kyūshū, today’s Kumamoto Prefecture. “Kami”, literally “protector”, was used as an honourable title for Samurai of very high rank bestowed upon them by the shōgun.


The only maker allowed to call his knives ‘Higonokami’ now is 5th generation blacksmith Mr Nagao, based in Miki. Mr Nagao has produced these knives for TOG and we have laser etched our logo on the handles.

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