Hiroaki Ohta has been hand crafting knives since 1989 and began making Full Time in 1998. His folding knives are prized the world over for their precision and beauty. Hiroaki Ohta’s knives have been featured in the KNIVES Annuals and appeared in BLADE magazine.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Hiroaki Ohta hand made knives
~ Direct from the Maker ~
This is the LAST Slip Joint Hiroaki made using Aogami Super Steel ~ he has said he will NOT Make any More
Hiroaki has brought the Traditional Slip Joint into the 21st Century ~ first he started with ultra modern Lightening Strike Carbon Fiber handle scales then added a couple of other very unique enhancements.
Buttery smooth action, a firm Half Stop and perfect lock up.
For this special knife Hiroaki gave the Aogami Supersteel Blade a Unique Flamed Finish. This finish allows for the Harder Aogami Core Steel to be easily identified against the Carbon Clad outer core.
The spring tension is just about perfect, rates approx 6 on a scale of 1 -10. The blade is perfectly centered and operates oh so smoothly, no play in any direction.
Hiroaki also added some nice Custom Filework to the back of the Spring. The Filework does double duty as subtle Thumb Ridges.
Hiroaki makes his own Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife, well stitched and holds the knife securely.
This is the actual knife you will receive, top shelf fit and finish, simple yet elegant.