If you have been looking for a beautiful anglers tool, check out this hand fire-forged "higo no kami".
Similar in function to the well known commercial product. But this is so not-commercial!
This season I have obtained a few more of Philipp Kirschfink's
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The honed sharp blade is approximately 5 to 5.5 centimeters (2 to 2-1/4 inches) in length. Overall length 15 to 16 cm (6 to 6 1-2 inches). There is no locking mechanism. The blade folds into the grip and with a bit of breaking in, a flip of the thumb lever is all it takes to be opened with one hand on many of these knives.
Apply an occasional coating of oil on the blade and joint to lubricate and prevent rust.
These knives are subject to availability, I will do my best to provide.
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The aristocratic and warrior castes of traditional Japan were fabulously well-armed, but the other 99% was completely forbidden the use or possession of arms. Tradesmen and the peasantry were only allowed to carry the tools of their trades and tasks: a woodsman’s axe, a farmer’s flail and scythe, a butcher’s cleaver, or a fisherman’s knife. The "higo no kami" (肥後守) was the peasant fisherman's pocketknife.
These beautiful knives were hand forged of high-carbon steel and encased in attractive hardwoods and secured with copper rivets and brass washers by Philipp Kirschfink of Beornidas in The Netherlands. Tenkara fly fisherman & maker of beautiful things.