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Shun 5900 Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife with Black Lacquered Presentation Box

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Part Number: KS5900
Manufacturer: Shun Cutlery
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KS5900: 5900 Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife

This beautifully crafted folding knife is an extremely handsome accessory, whether carried as a tasteful pocketknife or a personal steak knife. First manufactured in 1896 in Meiji-era Japan, this style of knife is considered to be the first Japanese pocketknife. One of the key characteristics of the traditional Higo-No Kami is that when the knife is closed, part of the blade tang protrudes and can be used like a small lever to open the knife with one hand.

The Shun Higo-No Kami does indeed include the traditional lever for easy one-handed opening. However, Shun has also made a number of refinements on the original design. For example, the traditional knife did not include a locking system. The Shun Higo-No Kami does. A locking liner secures the blade open when in use so it cannot accidentally close, endangering the user's fingers. The VG10 "super steel" blade is slim and razor-sharp, making it perfect for use as a personal steak knife and perhaps provoking a little envy from your dining companions. The Shun Higo-No Kami is six inches long when opened and folds to just three and a half inches when closed. The ebony pakkawood handle features an inlaid mosaic crest. This slender, lightweight knife fits nicely into a suit pocket and includes a sumptuous leather sheath and black lacquered presentation case. Whether purchased for yourself or as a gift, the Higo-No Kami is a possession of understated elegance.
  • Hand-sharpened 16°: double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: VG10
  • Handle: Ebony Pakkawood with inlaid mosaic crest
  • Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Includes leather sheath and black lacquered presentation box
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 087171040226

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Anton Z
Nova Gorica
Mar 10, 2015
5 out of 5
Feb 28, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Construction, Sharpenability, Design
Cons: None
Like it!
I use it as designed and intended. Sharpens nicely. Great little steak knife. Recommended.
5 out of 5
Bordeaux, France
Nov 21, 2014
Pros: Material Quality, Design
Cons: None
A gentleman knife
I'm not sure to related my exactly impress. Sorry i write in french. Voilà un bel ouvrage. une qualité de fabrication magnifique. C'est un petit couteau léger d'aspect et une fois en main, il reste léger, comme une prolongation de la main, on ne le sent pas. Couteau de gentleman , mais aussi pourrait parfaitement être offert à une femme. La lame (en VG10) est dure, tranchante, peu épaisse, fine. Très bien profilée. Une bonne sensation de tranchant. Le linerlock est simple et précis. Manche en bois de qualité. Un très bel objet, simple, efficace. This is a great book . wonderful quality workmanship. This is a small, lightweight knife appearance and once in hand , it remains light, as an extension of the hand, we do not feel it. Knife gentleman , but could well be offered to a woman. The blade ( VG10 ) is hard, sharp , thin , fine . Well profiled . A good feeling sharp . The linerlock is simple and precise. Wooden handle quality . A beautiful object , simple, effective.
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