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The Kotoh Persimmon and the Knife Sheath
  1. Kotoh Persimmon

Kotoh Persimmon
Higo Knife

Hand forged Japanese pocket knife with persimmon handle.

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Extraordinarily beautiful folding friction knife from Kotoh, with kurogaki (persimmon) handle and a 2.5" blade of D2 steel forged in the traditional Japanese shape. Mr Kotoh has recently retired from the Japanese Defence Force, and can now put his full efforts into knife production. It’s just him - each one is entirely hand forged. The handles vary - of course - and may be lighter, or darker than illustrated.

Kotoh san’s knives are delicate little things - think gentleperson’s pocket knife rather than outdoor survivalist. Avoid undue pressure on the blade and don’t twist or turn.

Comes with a soft leather pouch, or the heavy duty leather Sheath as an option.

By ordering a knife from Niwaki you confirm that you are 18 or over.

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Kotoh Persimmon
  • 18g
  • 145 x 10 x 17mm
  • 102mm folded length
  • 56mm blades
  • SLD D2 stainless steel
  • Persimmon handles
  • Made in Kyushu, Japan
  • Includes Leather Sheath
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
Knife Sheath
  • 32g
  • 98 x 40 x 22mm
  • 3mm Leather
  • Made in China
  • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect


  • Free delivery for orders over £100*
  • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
  • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

*Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.


  • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
  • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
  • We use DHL or FedEx, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

*Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.