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 2018 ~
This is the SECOND XL Size Deep Woods Belt Knife
This is a tough XL Sized Modified Drop Point from Hiroaki. This is a Special Hidden Tang version that I ordered last year and picked up from Hiroaki at the Show.
The Hidden Tang extends approx 7/8s of the way ~ almost to the end of the handle. Hiroaki adds a Single Milled Piece of Matching Micarta that Covers the Tang and Joins the Handle Scales. (I do not know of any other Knife Maker who does this special enhancement)
Hiroaki hand ground the 1/8″ Thick ATS-34 blade with a perfect Full Height Hollow Grind and then gave it a beautiful Hand Rubbed Satin Finish.
Hiroaki’s expert Heat Treat that leaves the blade at 61-62 Rc. The Micarta Guard / Tang area is Sealed with a Waterproof Resin.
For the handle scales Hiroaki chose
Gorgeous Sambar Stag with Beautiful Gnarly Grain and Rich Color. Stag of this Quality is long gone from today’s Market!
The handle has unique, Hand Filling contours, the Guard and Bolt Covers are tough Black Micarta.
Hiroaki makes the handles of his knives with the ultimate comfort in mind. His knives are super examples of Form & Function – no hand fatigue, no hot spots, superb steel.
Hiroaki also makes his own thick Leather Sheaths, Hand Stitched. On this one he has added a new feature ~ a Full Kydex Liner.
The knife is a perfect fit and you can hear the Knife “lock” into place due to the Kydex Liner, this knife will not even fall out if you turn the sheath upside down and shake it!
Hiroaki also made a Custom Desert Ironwood Sliding Lanyard Bead, not just for decoration! If you want to add more Paracord the Bead can act as a cinch if you place your hand through the Paracord.
You will not find a better value on a Full sized Custom Fixed Blade!