Higonokami with Damascus
Product Description for Higonokami with Damascus
Maker: Charlie Ellis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97254
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.55 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.25 in.
Total length: 6.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Damascus blade hand forged from 15N20 and 1095 carbon steels
Handle: Antiqued 4130 chrome alloy steel
Style: Friction folder
Description: Charlie Ellis first struck hot steel in 2005 and has since traveled from Maine to North Carolina in pursuit of the perfect blade. In 2007, he enrolled in the Hand Wrought Metals program at Haywood College in Clyde, North Carolina. There, he learned a great deal from David Burnette, Mastersmith Jason Knight, as well as a host of others through the school's partnership with the American Bladesmith Society. Since 2014, he has been a full time blacksmith living in the mountains of western North Carolina with his wife and son.
Higonokami are the classic folding pocket knives native to Japan. This traditional knife is a friction folder, using the friction of the swivel and the pressure of the user's thumb on a protruding tang to prevent the knife from folding during use.
The elegant damascus blade was hand forged from 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels. The flats were forge textured while the blade was etched to reveal the intricate layers of damascus. Because this knife is made from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust. By forging closely to shape, Ellis ensures optimal grain refinement for a keen, long lasting edge.
The handle is made from 4130 chrome alloy steel with an antiqued, blackened finish. 4130 steel sheet is considerably stronger and harder than other standard steel grades and is commonly used in construction of commercial and military aircraft. An integral deep carry pocket clip makes it easy to keep the knife close at hand.
An exceptionally creative piece that you are sure to enjoy!
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