A clasp knife Higonokami short knife on behalf of Japan. As for this knife reminding of a Japanese sword with a pattern of the brass, in the country, the fan who is deep-rooted abroad from the start is famous by being. Higonokami short knife in itself is famous, but is not known about the history, builder very well in this way. The Nagao Kanekoma Factory which produced Higonokami short knives in Miki-shi, Hyogo from 1894 is the only Higonokami short knife manufacturer now. The history made with a knife of the Nagaos dated back to last years of Edo era, and it was a beginning of history of the knife production of the Nagaos ancestors Nagao piece Taro of the Nagaos served as "in Miki-shi, and to have made a workshop called top". Mitsuo Nagao who is the fifth generation plays a key role and produces Higonokami short knives now. I extract "the hardware history which is historic documents of the hardware industry of Hyogo made specially in Harima" as follows and I edit it and tell a modern sentence about a Higonokami short knife partly.