Nagao Higonokami No. 5 Friction Folder Black Stainless Steel (3.6" Satin)

Item #BHQ-54352
MSRP: $17.95
Our Price: $12.95
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  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade Length: 3.625"
  • Blade Width: 0.625"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.75"
  • Handle Width: 0.75"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.29"
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 2.29 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. 5 Friction Folder comes outfitted with a 3.6" satin finished blade and a black finished stainless steel handle. Get a sleek EDC folder with a traditional design made in Japan by Nagao Higonokami. It has a high carbon 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.

Customer Reviews

Fun and made from only 4 parts!
Jeremy Z. on Nov 5, 2020

+ Great history, going back to samurai times in Japan + Hand-made! + Samurai sword-shaped blade is unique + Simple and elegant; only 4 parts! + Might be the original 1-handed folder... (1896) + No stupid bail that can fold in and ding the cutting edge; just a lanyard hole drilled in the bottom of the handle. + Works well as a neck knife + Thicker blade stock than you would think; very strong blade shape. +/- Thumb lever doubles as a rest while in use, but can be a pocket-pecker - Blade can be blunted on the inside of the handle, if you're careless in closing it - Not a comfortable pocket carry, unless you rig a lanyard to keep it vertical - Spine of the blade is not finished at all This is a simpler knife than a Douk Douk or Mercator Cat, but I like it more than the Douk Douk and as much as the Cat. Why? It is simpler, less expensive and more elegant than the Douk Douk. It's as elegant as the Cat, but a lot simpler. (4 parts instead of 10) It is fun to develop a new dexterity for the thumb lever to open it. Once open, one's thumb rests on the back of it comfortably during cutting. This triples as a reminder not to let one's hand slide up onto the edge. (as there is no kind of guard against this, and the edge is sharp all the way down) The blade didn't come very sharp, but was easy to sharpen up. Right from the box, it has a triple bevel cross section: the top is full thickness and un-tapered. Then, it goes down to the main taper that you can see in the photos, and finally there is a 3rd bevel angle about 1/4" wide going down to the cutting edge. When sharpening, put your 40° micro bevel on that. This full size model is the one to get; you don't want a crowded grip area when there is no blade guard and the edge is sharp all the way down! This is a knife to buy because it is interesting and historic; made the same way over 120 years later. It is not a replacement for locking tactical folder. But it with this in mind and you'll be well-satisfied.

I want more
Kameel E. on Jul 18, 2021

I don’t see a reason to have any other folder in my pocket!!

It's cheap, what else do you want?
Tyler B. on Oct 1, 2019

As the title says, it's cheap, but functional. Not an EDC in my book, but maybe for some. All in all, it's a $13 knife, so what do you expect?

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