Hiroaki Ohta – Friction Folder – Handle Choice


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker
Handle Material: Ironwood / Birch / Palo Santo
Blade Steel: D-2
Blade Length: 2  5/8″
OAL: Open  6  1/2
Sheath: Leather

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  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 just last year.  

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

~ Direct from the Maker ~

 At the last show, Hiroaki brought several of his Hand Made / Full Size Friction Folders ~ each is Hand Signed on the Frame.  These are also special in that Hiroaki used tough D2 Steel for the Blade!   

Friction Folder is the oldest of folding knife designs, ancient Friction Folders have recently been discovered in Rome where they were a standard item for men of wealth and privilege!

These examples by Hiroaki have an Integral handle, carved from a SINGLE PIECE of wood

They have a very smooth action, the D2 blade has no play in any direction and the handle fits in the palm very comfortably. 

When opened, the extended Tang rests on top of the One Piece Handle.  

 Hiroaki makes his own Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife, well stitched and holds the knife securely. Each knife comes with a Black Leather slip sheath. 

A wonderful knife that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a Traditional / Quality product.   

Additional information

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

Type of knife

Handle Material

Ironwood, Birch, Palo Santo

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