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!