Nagao Higonokami No. 10 Friction Folder Matte Silver Iron (2.8" Satin)

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  • Overall Length:6.75"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Blade Width:0.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:Blue Steel
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.875"
  • Handle Width:0.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.27"
  • Handle Material:Iron
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:1.55 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Tang
  • Lock Type:Friction
  • Brand:Nagao Higonokami
  • Model:Friction Folder
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Nagao Higonokami No. 10 Friction Folder comes outfitted with a satin finished blade and a matte gray iron handle. Get a sleek EDC folder with a traditional design made in Japan by Nagao Higonokami. It has a blue paper steel reverse tanto blade with a razor sharp edge. The blade is fully concealed in the handle when closed, with the exception of the extended tang. Item includes a lanyard hole for convenient pocket carry.


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Affordable Japanese Blue
james f.
Aogami Blue (and moreso, Super Blue) Steel knives are in realm of the “Holy Grail” for kitchen blades. You can easily drop close to $200 for a hand-forged blue paring knife of this size.

This design is commonly referred to as a Japanese Carpenter’s (or Craftman’s) knife but works well for many tasks (including small prep work) as long as you choke the blade in a scalpel or tournade grip. The handle is there mostly to protect the blade and as a counterbalance.

Functionally, you’ll notice that it operates in a similar fashion to an old straight shaving razor. So, approach it in a similar fashion; ironically, Japanese straight-razors are actually fixed blade, but I digress…

All good things aside, keep in mind blue steels are high-carbon, meaning they will rust if you do not care for, and oil them.

But man, they will split hairs if you want them too.