The Higonokami originates from Miki, in the prefecture of Hyōgo, where it was created in 1896 by blacksmiths in search of a commercial substitute for the swords of the samurai whose decline resulted from the reforms initiated at the end of the 19th century by Emperor Meiji first.


Higonokami refers either to the lord of Higo, an ancient Japanese province on the island of Kyushu, or to an honorary title carried by a samurai.


This Japanese pocket knife is extremely practical since a lever makes it possible to wind the blade very easily.