Shun DM5900 Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife


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Part #: KSDM5900 | Shun Cutlery
KSDM5900: DM5900 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. 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
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 087171040226

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.
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.
Shun DM5900 Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Kniferated 5.000 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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Shun DM5900 Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife
rated 5 stars out of 5
San Diego
Sep 08, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
sharp classy and safe
Unlike other steak knives this is meant to be taken with you to your favorite steak house. Your table mates and waiters will be very impressed when you remove it from your pocket! And unlike similar knives this is extremely safe as you cannot accidentally close its sharp edge on your fingers. Highly recommended. Oh yes the steel is of an excellent grade.
Shun DM5900 Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jack Fishman
May 28, 2018
Pros: Sharpness, Overall Quality, Design
Cons: None
Bring your own steak knife
I already have a set of these knives for my wife and myself. These two sets are for my daughters and their husbands. Steak knives at a steakhouse have been beaten in the washers, dropped on the floor and otherwise abused (they don't cut a steak, but maul it). The steak knives we ordered are sharp and CLEAN. Often other dinners will admire the knives and state what a good idea to bring your own. Makes for a better meal. After getting home, I will clean the knives and maybe touchup the blade for next time. I have seen and read about others doing it, and now we always bring our own knives.
Shun DM5900 Higo-No Kami Personal Steak/Gentleman's Knife
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jul 28, 2017
Pros: Sharpness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
This is a well made knife! If you're on the fence, go for it. It goes well with my Shun kitchen knives!


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