The Higo is a traditional Japanese knife, and this one comes with a stainless steel handle which we blue here at our shop. Hand-made (Japan) and hand-finished at our shop here in Dallas; no two will look the same. This is not a fancy knife, and our finishing process introduces cosmetic imperfections (so it won't look brand-spanking new!). It is a knife that gets the job done; cuts your apple or cigar, opens a box, slashes your pesky neighbor's tires.
The soft steel produces a very sharp edge, easily honed as necessary. If you live in more humid areas or use it on fruit, a drop of oil (even olive oil) every once in a while won't hurt.
If you need a smaller Higo, look for Just Lefty, elsewhere on our shop. If brass is more your speed, look for Townes. Black is your color, go for Cash. Smaller Knife? Just Lefty.