The Chicken Rancher sent me a link to this strange little knife – Strange knife? – Me?
Of course that equaled “must have” so I started looking – and found them on Amazonia for $26 – Clicked the button and 3 days later here we are . . .
What I have found through the web is if the box has a blue graphic on it . . .
It is made in Japan – has a “Blue Paper Steel” blade and has the traditional brass handle – the are some that are made in China – and from what I have read – not a lot of difference except a Japanese knife made in Japan vs a Japanese pattern knife made in China – you will also find them with steel handles, but the brass is the traditional material . . .
I teased myself pretty bad with this – I waited a whole day before I opened the box – LOL!
Was not disappointed when I opened it – a good looking – almost cute – little knife . . .
It doesn’t flip open per say – it really is a two handed operation . . .
Ain’t wasting nothing on a liner lock or frame lock – when the blade is open your thumb on top of the “flipper” holds the blade open . . .
Liner for the blade? No need, it’s in a brass frame – saves weight – labor – and materials . . .
As simple as simple can be – a folded piece of brass – a rivet – a blade – completely straight forward – blade loose? Put one side of the rivet on a vise or other piece of metal – tap lightly and it’s tight . . .
Weighs just about nothing . . .
All right Bruce – What in the world is a “Blue Paper Steel” blade? I knew that question was coming – LMAO!! I have found a couple of links that can explain that far better ( and probably a lot easier to make sense out of ) than I can – the first is Higonkami”s web site – the second link is “KnifeinKitchen.com and will give you more info than you ever thought you wanted to know about “Blue Paper Steel” – but maybe you do – they REALLY explain it . . .
Bottom line? If you want it as a novelty? Sure – As a pocket knife? It will work for that – and it’s just something a little bit different . . .
What’s in YOUR pocket?
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!