Hiroaki Ohta – Custom Harpoon Bowie – VG10 – Buckeye Burl


Item Condition: New
Source: Private Collection
Handle Material: Buckeye Burl
Blade Steel:  VG-10 
Blade Length: 5  1/8″ 
OAL: 9 3/4
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

Hiroaki No Longer takes Orders so this is your chance to score this Rare Bowie

 In early 2021, I received a small batch of knives from Hiroaki.  This Amazing Harpoon Bowie Knife that he made for me is 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 Ohta knife

Hiroaki Hand Ground the VG-10 Steel blade with a Full Height Flat Grind with a Convex Edge and a Labor Intensive Hand Rubbed finish. The Harpoon Bowie shaped blade is 1  3/8″ Wide! Hiroaki’s expert Heat Treat that leaves the blade at 63-64 Rc. 

Hiroaki Ohta Bowie

 Hiroaki chose some wonderful Stabilized California Buckeye Burl for the handle, it has Amazing Color and Grain. The handle has Large, 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.  

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 Natural Micarta Overlay.

Hiroaki’s knives are super examples of Form following Function – no hand fatigue, no hot spots – combine that with High Performing Steel and you have an amazing Cam Knife.

Hiroaki Ohta Bowie

Hiroaki makes his own thick Leather Sheaths, Hand Stitched.  On this one he has added a new feature ~ a Full Kydex Liner.  

 If you long for an upscale Camp / Hunter with Amazing Cutting ability and is extremely comfortable to use then look no further.

Previously purchased from me in early 2021 ~ never used, carried or sharpened 

MINT Condition 

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
Blade Steel

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