Shinwa Nanashi Assisted Opening Pocket Knife with Titanium Electroplated Blade, G10 Handle
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  • Incredible inaugural folder from celebrated sword maker Shinwa
  • Distinctive 3 1/2" titanium-electroplated stainless steel blade
  • Lightning fast, silky smooth assisted opening mechanism
  • Durable black G10 handle scales provide outstanding feel
  • Kanji etching a nod to Shinwa's Japanese cutlery heritage
  • Pocket clip, lanyard hole, flipper, thumb studs, liner lock
  • Closed length: 4 1/2"


Shinwa's inaugural folder, the “Nanashi” is a clever mashup of paradoxes - graceful yet fierce styling, a design that's both traditional and innovative, a modern pocket knife built by masters of ancient swordcraft. And like so many contrasting delights - salty and sweet, yin and yang - the results are nothing short of spectacular! But, then, you'd expect no less from from the samurai weaponry experts at Shinwa. Long celebrated for its world-class handcrafted katana, the Nanashi represents Shinwa's first foray into the world of pocket knives. Forged from resilient titanium-electroplated stainless steel, the Nanashi’s robust 3 1/2" blade features delicate, flowing curvature, offset with sleek lines and keen, angular beveling. The distinctive profile exudes both grace and potency - like an agile ninja assassin moving fluidly through the night, striking silently, lethally. Extraordinarily versatile, the blade's unique upswept arc design yields incredible penetrating power, vigorous slicing ability and clean, precision cutting that's second-to-none. From tough chores like cleaving stout rope to finer, more nuanced tasks like woodcarving, the Nanashi capably tackles any cutting job, maintaining its carefully honed, razor sharp edge through it all. Ambidextrous thumb studs, a well-placed flipper and a velvety smooth assisted opening mechanism allow for lightning fast, one-handed blade deployment. The Nanashi’s ergonomically contoured, matte black handle is every bit as impressive as the blade. Cutting edge G10 handle scales combine outstanding durability with superb hand-feel, while precision etched kanji offer an aesthetic homage to Shinwa's Japanese cutlery heritage. The handle as a whole is ideally weighted to counter the blade, making the impeccably balanced Nanashi an all-around pleasure to wield. It's also a pleasure to carry, thanks to its comfortable 4 1/2" closed length, as well as convenient built-in pocket clip and lanyard hole. Serious sword enthusiasts have long relied on Shinwa's top-of-the-line katana for unrivaled performance, rock solid reliability and flawless craftsmanship, and now - thanks to the Nanashi - pocket knife fans can enjoy the same level of quality. There’s no question - Shinwa’s Nanashi Assisted Opening Pocket Knife represents the dawn of a brilliant new era in cutlery!


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Superb! Reviewed by on Oct 27, 2017   5 out of 5

This knife has to be one of the best value purchase I’ve ever made thru Budk. The picture in the budk catalog doesn’t do justice to this knife. The knife is solid and well constructed. The geometry of the design makes for a comfortable and solid fit in my hand in either forward or reverse grip. The blade is tight and after a little break-in cycles, it snaps to full battery in a smooth fast action. The blade was truly razor sharp right out of the box — one of, if not the sharpest factory edges I’ve ever seen. The G10 scales are shaped and finished to a quality I would have expected from a much more expensive knife. I can’t speak to the quality of the blade steel since it was not indicated on the blade nor referenced in the catalogue description. However, the blade marking does indicate the blade has a titanium coating. This is truly one knife every knife lover should have in their collection. I can’t wait to see new knife design offerings from Shinwa. Overall, for the price point this knife sells, this is a superb value to good to pass up.



solid knife Reviewed by Michael Dunning on Oct 24, 2017   5 out of 5

just got my shinwa nanashi today and I am pleased with it sharp out of the box,stropped it with my belt type sharpener and it is you better be careful with it sharp now. Spring assist is strong locks open solid nice feel to the handle all in all really solid knife I think I will buy a couple more.



Impressive! Reviewed by Robert Scott Godwin on Oct 16, 2017   5 out of 5

Solid. well constructed knife. Locks up nice and tight. No wiggle and a g10 handle. Buy this knife, you wont regret it! Razor sharp out of the box and it just feels right in the hands.



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