In September, 2014, we have introduced "The first Lockback Higonokami Folders, a fusion of Japanese traditional Higonokami and modern Western stylish design & lockback device. Custom hand made by Mr. Toun Ihara in Saitama with detailed precision mechanism with smooth opening by thumb lever and firm locking in open position. When closing, the blade stops in 90 degree for safety and snap close into the handle. A perfect fitting and action!
The blade is made of the CrMo7, an improved high performance steel over ATS-34, and is hollow ground with elegant satin brushed finish, Available in different blades and handles for your choice"
Sad News! Master Kenji (Toun) Ihara has passed away in February, 2020. He loved knives and knife making. We lost great knifemaker!