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 from the Blade Show 2018 ~
This knife by Hiroaki Ohta is an amazing knife in design and function, simple yet elegant. This is one of the Largest Friction Folders that Hiroaki makes.
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 a Single Piece of hand carved Snakewood for the handle. It has a very smooth action and Hiroaki has designed the handle to fit in the hand very comfortably.
The blade is a beautiful High Carbon Damascus with excellent etch to show the Layers of steel. The Rc is 60-61 and the blade is centered and operates smoothly, no play in any direction.
When opened, the Tongue sits on top of 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.
A wonderful knife that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a Traditional / Quality product.
Hiroaki makes his own Thick Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife, well stitched and holds the knife securely.