Bird Folder

This custom blacksmith folding knife, also known as a Higo No Kami or friction folder, is made of two hand-forged components fastened together with a hammered rivet. The handle is 1/8″ thick flat steel which was textured and then folded to create a U shape. The blade and tang component is forged from 1084 high carbon tool steel. The knife is held closed and open with friction, and the tang falls under the area that is gripped when the knife is open for additional security.