Hiroaki Ohta – Friction Folder ~ Two Sheaths


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Presentation Grade Ironwood
Blade Steel: Aogami Supersteel
Blade Length: 3
OAL: Open  7  1/4
Sheath: Kydex Neck & Leather Pocket

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Hiroaki Ohta 

  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 last year.  

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

~ Direct from the Maker ~ 

~ I started with 5 ~ I have 0 Left In Stock ~ 

  This special Friction Folder has a blade made from Shosui Takeda’s Aogami Supersteel.

An amazing knife in design and function, simple yet elegant.  


Friction Folder is the oldest of folding knife designs, ancient Viking Age Friction Folders (or Penny Knives as they were called) were used in Ancient Rome where they were a standard item for men of wealth and privilege!

This example by Hiroaki has hand carved Presentation grade Desert Ironwood handles. It has a very smooth action and Hiroaki has designed the handle to resemble a Dog’s Hind Leg so that it fits in the hand very comfortably. 


 The blade is perfectly centered and operates smoothly, opened using the Extended Tang ~ no play in any direction.  

When opened, the Tongue is recessed into the handle. TheIronwood is set on a Carbon Fiber Frame with a Carbon Fiber Backspacer ~ very light but strong!    


A wonderful tool that you will enjoy admiring and using. The Aogami Super Steel blade will amaze you with its performance! 


This knife comes with TWO Sheaths ~ one is a Kydex Neck Sheath as well as a generous length of  Paracord for neck wear.

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 This sheath holds the knife very securely, there is No Chance of it falling out when upside down around your neck.  

Hiroaki also makes his own Thick Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife – included with this knife. 


Hiroaki also Hand Crafts the Rosewood Ball that serves as a Cinch on the Paracord! 

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

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in