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Higo

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Zai

Photo © Volkan Hürsever

Kacper Hamilton has designed a collection of tools influenced by the traditional Japanese ‘Higonokami’ for the Swiss ski company zai. Native to Japan, Higonokami is a folding pocket knife described as a ‘living fossil’ within the world of knives due to its unchanged design and production technique since its creation in the late 19th century.

Taking inspiration from this legendary Japanese knife, the ‘HIGO’ tools designed by Hamilton follow the same ideology as the Higonokami; keeping their function pure and to one specific purpose. HIGO (46.42.0.N) is a folding tool