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
~ Direct from the Maker from the BLADE Show 2016 ~
This is a superb Drop Point that Hiroaki makes, a Special Hidden Tang version that I ordered in an Large Size and just picked up from Hiroaki at the Blade Show.
This knife is rare in that it is one of the only Full Sized Hunters that Hiroaki has crafted featuring Shosui Takeda’s Hand Forged Aogami Super Steel!
Hiroaki hand ground the 1/8″ Thick Aogami Super Steel blade with a High Hollow Grind, note the “San Mai” Lamination Line visible in the Steel, this delineates the Harder Edge from the Softer Spine ~ this makes for a superior Cutter that is still retains its lateral strength. This is the way Japanese Swords were made for Thousands of years. Hiroaki’s expert Heat Treat that leaves the blade at 63-64 Rc.
Hiroaki chose some Gorgeous Desert Ironwood for the handle, it has excellent Color and Grain. The Hidden Tang extends approx 7/8s of the way ~ almost to the end of the handle.
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!