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A good pocket knife is invaluable, it goes wherever you go. Why not invest in something you will be proud to carry for a long time? The blade is laminated Japanese white steel with a tsuchime (hand-hammered) finish, and we love the slim profile, made for the pocket.

Traditionally known as the Higonokami, the "Higo" knife has been produced by Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. since the late 1920s. This style knife was developed in 1894 by the hardware wholesaler Tasaburo Shigematsu, and the blacksmith Sadaharu Murakami, and soon after it quickly rose to great renown in Japan. Over 50 manufacturers were known to be making the Higonokami knives, but by the early 1960s popularity waned and many of them stopped production. Luckily the Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. has continued the Higo tradition employing original forging techniques and has graciously stamped them exclusively for Best Made. Please note: these are made in extremely limited quantities and as such tend to sell out quickly and we will replenish supplies as fast as possible. Rather than contacting us directly, the best possible way to keep abreast of new stock is to subscribe to the "notify me" badge.


  • 4.25" (closed), 6.75" (open)
  • Ships with Best Made's Knife Handbook


  • Laminated white steel
  • Tsuchime finish (hand-hammered)


  • Made in Japan
Measure Twice, Cut Once: The Japanese Higo Knife

We design and manufacture our products with the timeless adage "Measure Twice, Cut Once" in mind because we believe true quality can only stem from an inordinate attention to detail. Discover some of the details that constitute the Japanese Higo Knife in this short video.