Hiroaki Ohta – Custom Bowie – San Mai – VG10


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker
Handle Material: Cocobolo 
Blade Steel:  Forged San Mai Steel 
Blade Length: 5  1/8″ 
OAL: 10
Sheath: Leather w/Kydex Liner

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 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.  

HERE is a Link to Hiroaki Ohta’s website 

Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Hiroaki Ohta hand made knives

~ Direct from the Maker ~

Hiroaki No Longer takes Orders for San Mai Steel Knives  

 I just received a small batch of knives from Hiroaki, this is an Amazing Bowie Knife that he made for me, a Special Hidden Tang version that I ordered in a Special Steel. This knife is rare in that it is one of the very few Bowies that Hiroaki has crafted in the last 2 years. 

Hiroaki Hand Ground the Forged San Mai / Stainless Damascus Steel blade with a Full Height Flat Grind with a Convex Edge. Note the “San Mai” Lamination Line visible in the Steel, this delineates the Harder VG-10 Edge from the Softer Stainless Damascus Overlay ~ this makes for a superior Cutter that still retains its lateral strength.  This is the way Japanese Swords were made for Thousands of years.

The Bowie shaped blade is 1  3/8″ Wide! Hiroaki’s expert Heat Treat that leaves the blade at 63-64 Rc. 

 Hiroaki chose some Gorgeous Cocobolo for the handle, it has excellent Color and Grain. The Hidden Tang extends approx 7/8’s of the way ~ almost to the end of the handle ~ and it is completely covered by a Full Micarta Overlay.

The handle has unique, Hand Filling contours, the Guard and Blind 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 – combine that with Aogami Super Steel and you have an amazing Hunter.

Hiroaki 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!  

 If you long for an upscale EDC with Amazing Cutting ability and be extremely comfortable to use then look no further.


You will not find a better value on a Personal sized Custom Fixed Blade! 

Add a Custom Embroidered Padded Zipper Case for safe storage ~ HERE

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
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