Hiroaki Ohta – 21st Century Friction Folder


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
Blade Steel: O-1
Blade Length: 3″
OAL: Open  6  7/8
Sheath: Leather

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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

Just Received ~ Direct from the Maker



  This is a very special 21st Century Friction Folder / Collaboration knife hand made by Hiroaki Exclusively for The Fort

Hiroaki and I first made this design in 2013 and each time I am lucky enough to get a couple they Sell Out very quickly!  


The uniquely shaped Harpoon blade was hand ground and then given a labor intensive Hand Rubbed Finish and multiple applications of Cold Blueing. 


Friction Folder is the oldest of folding knife designs, ancient Viking Age Friction Folders (or Penny Knives as they were called ) have recently been discovered in Rome where they were a standard item for men of wealth and privilege!

This 21st Century example by Hiroaki has Full Carbon Fiber handles, a Carbon Fiber Backspacer, Red Liners and a Full Length G-10 Backspacer for frame strength. 

When opened, the Tongue is recessed into the handle.


It has a very smooth action and the blade is Perfectly centered when closed.  


 A full size Handle allows for a secure comfortable grip.   


Hiroaki makes his own Sheaths for every knife, this knife comes with not one But TWO Sheaths.

It comes with a Fine Leather Neck Sheath that has a Custom Molded Kydex Liner (which holds the knife VERY securely when worn around the Neck) and also with a well stitched Pocket Sheath. 


A wonderful knife that will appeal to anyone who wants a 21st Century creation in a Traditional Design.   

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in