Warikomi Dragon Higo Folder 3.75"

$199.99 USD $229.99
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The Warikomi Dragon has a dragon engraved in the handle. In Japanese mythology, dragons are divine creatures that symbolize strength, wisdom, good luck, and wealth. They are also seen as protectors of humanity, bringing happiness and courage at important life moments. Dragons are associated with the emperor and imperial family, and are believed to bring rain.

5.25" (13.34cm) closed. 3.75" (9.53cm) blue paper steel blade. Brass handle. Extended tang. Dragon engraved on handle. Boxed.

Made in Japan

The Higonokami knife has a storied history that dates back to the late 19th century in Japan. It originated in the Hyogo prefecture, specifically in the town of Miki, which was renowned for its blacksmithing tradition. The name "Higonokami" is a tribute to the Higo province, where the knife first gained popularity, and "kami," which means "god" or "protector."

During the Meiji period (1868-1912), these folding pocket knives became synonymous with Japanese craftsmanship. They were often carried by farmers, craftsmen, and the former samurai class due to their practicality and versatility. The Higonokami knife was a symbol of utility and reliability in the daily lives of the Japanese people.

The Short & Sweet:

The Higonokami Folder continues to captivate knife enthusiasts for several reasons:

  1. Heritage and Tradition: The knife embodies centuries of Japanese craftsmanship and tradition, making it a collector's item for those who appreciate the cultural significance of their tools.

  2. Functional Simplicity: Its minimalist design and efficient friction folder mechanism appeal to those who value simplicity and reliability in a pocket knife.

  3. Superior SK Steel "only SK models": The SK steel blade's exceptional sharpness and edge retention make it a practical choice for everyday tasks and outdoor adventures.

  4. Collector's Appeal: Higonokami knives come in various sizes and designs, catering to collectors looking for unique pieces of Japanese cutlery history.

  5. Everyday Carry (EDC) Utility: Its compact size and portability make it a popular choice for EDC enthusiasts who require a dependable cutting tool in their daily lives.

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