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Hiroaki Ohta – Damascus Friction Folder


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Ironwood
Blade Length: 2  3/4″
OAL: Open 6  5/8
Sheath: Leather

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SKU: 19-OFF70DS-02 Categories: ,

Product Description

Hiroaki Ohta 

  Hiroaki Ohta has been hand crafting knives since 1989 and began knife 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 last year.

Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Hiroaki Ohta custom knives

~ Direct from the Maker ~

 This knife by Hiroaki Ohta is an amazing knife in design and function, simple yet elegant.


A Friction Folder is the oldest of folding knife designs, ancient Friction Folders have recently been discovered in Rome where they were a standard item for men of wealth and privilege!  

This example by Hiroaki has hand carved Desert Ironwood handles. It has a very smooth action and Hiroaki has designed the handle to resemble a Dog’s Hind Leg so that it fits in the hand very comfortably.


 The blade is a beautiful Carbon Damascus.  The Rc is 60-61 and this blade has an especially nice pattern etching. The blade is centered and operates smoothly, no play in any direction.

 When opened, the Tongue is recessed into the handle and Hiroaki has inset into that area a natural resin which helps stick the tounge to assist in keeping the blade open, very ingenious.   

Hiroaki makes his own Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife, well stitched and holds the knife securely.

A wonderful knife that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a Traditional / Quality product.   

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