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
~ Just Received – Direct from the Maker ~
This is only the Fourth one of these that Hiroaki has made for me, it is a Full Grip, Modified Wharncliff EDC. A Medium sized model that will function wonderfully for most any daily chore you encounter.
This Special Hidden Tang knife is Full Size and it has a completely Hidden Tang that 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 / High Satin Finish. Hiroaki’s expert Heat Treat that leaves the blade at 61-62 Rc.
For the handle scales Hiroaki chose Beautiful California Buckeye Burl that has Dark Gnarly Grain and Rich Color. The handle has unique, Hand Filling contours, the 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 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! The Bead is Friction Fit and 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!