Higonokami Brass Knife
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There’s nothing fancy about this knife ($35), which is why we like it. Built in a Japanese factory that’s over 100 years old, the blade is made from a strong blue paper steel and the handle is crafted from brass. There’s no locking mechanism, but the blade comes with a lever for quick access.