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 last year.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Hiroaki Ohta hand made knives
~ Direct from the Maker from the Blade Show 2016 ~
This is an Elegant Gentleman’s fixed blade I purchased from Hiroaki – I must confess that my Wife kept a similar one to use in the Kitchen to replace her old Paring knife!
Hiroaki chose to use some Excellent Carbon Fiber for the handle scales, this makes for a very light but tough knife. Black Micarta Pins and a Black Leather Lanyard add to the appearance.
This is a Full Tang blade with a a Comfortable Full Grip, the handle fits securely in the palm and there is room for all four Fingers for a sure grip.
The ATS34 Steel blade has a Full Height Hollow Grind, a labor intensive Hand Rubbed / High Satin finish and an expert Heat Treat that leaves the blade at 61-62 Rc. A perfect size for discreet and comfortable Belt Carry.
Hiroaki also makes his own thick, Hand Stitched Leather Sheaths, on this one he has added a new feature ~ a Full Kydex Lining.
The knife is a perfect fit and it “locks” into place due to the Kydex Liner, this knife will not even fall out if you turn the sheath upside down and shake it!
Set up with a Hardened Steel Carabiner Clip allows the sheath to be clipped to any Belt Loop or Strap.
If you long for an upscale / discreet EDC that will ride comfortably and be extremely comfortable to use then look no further.
You will not find a better value on a Personal sized Custom Fixed Blade!