I love the marriage of High Tech and Traditional Processes. Higo(s) have a rich history - since only the upper echelon of Japanese society could own a sword - folding friction folders filled the gap for mostly the working class. These worry-stone pieces of art are a pleasure to use and to hold.
The blade has a Yurei-zu finish on O1 steel. It's a forced rust process that protects the high carbon blade. The Mokume is a 4 metal fold that will darken and color to your unique chemistry throughout the years. The oils in your hand will create something unique. These are about 2 ½ inches closed with different patterns of Mokume. No two are ever the same.