Knifemaker Hidetoshi has been a netsuke artist for over 15 years. Netsuke are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters ne+tsuke mean “root” and “to attach”). Traditional Japanese garments—robes called Kimono had no pockets; however, men who wore them needed a place to store their personal belongings, such as pipes, tobacco, money, seals, or medicines.
Their solution was to place such objects in containers (called sagemono) hung by cords from the robes’ sashes. The containers may have been pouches or small woven baskets, but the most popular were beautifully crafted boxes which were held closed with sliding beads on cords. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke. Hidetoshi has taken his talent for carving in a fresh new direction by blending his Traditional Craftsmanship with innovative new Designs.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Hidetoshi Nakayama
~ Direct from the Maker at the ECCKS 2015 ~
This is an extremely unique piece that has incredible detail. What appears to be strange Men’s Watch design of some kind is actually a Hand Made Hidden Knife
The attachment area is a thick Sterling Silver Antiqued Bar. The underside of each Scale is smooth so this Custom Bracelet can be worn in comfort. Hand Signed by the Artist.
An extremely innovative way to inconspicuously carry a knife ~ out in the open – on a watch bracelet!
By depressing the back of the Silver Lever Lock you can easily push the Button Handle backward and thus reveal the Hidden Dagger Blade!
The Blade is then reversed – then the Thick Body rides in on the Channels cut inside the frame.
The Blade then Locks into the frame again in the Open position!
Hidetoshi painstakingling hand finishes the entire piece. It measures approx 7 1/2″, Very well finished and it is Solid!
A creative and masculine Custom Bracelet from a great Maker.
Comlete with TWO Bands, a Quality Leather Band AND a Black Tactical Rubber Band.
I have only one!