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 ~
This is a very special Friction Folder hand made by Hiroaki Ohta with High Grade Materials.
A 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!
The blade on this Ohta Friction Folder was hand ground by Hiroaki from Stainless Raindrop Damascus and then given a unique Dark Etch which still shows the Subtle Layers.
To Open a Friction Folder you just need to pull back on the Exposed Tongue extended off the back of the blade. The pivot is set so that the blade will not fall open by itself. It has a very smooth action and a well-centered blade. When opened, the Tongue is recessed into the handle.
A full size Lightning Strike, Red & Black Carbon Fiber Handle on this Ohta Friction Folder keeps the knife light while allowing for a Full, Secure, comfortable grip.
This Light Weight example by Hiroaki has Layered Lightening Strike Carbon Fiber handles as well as a Full Carbon Fiber Backspacer.
Hiroaki makes his own Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife, this sheath also has a Custom Molded Kydex Liner to securely hold the knife, well stitched and holds the knife tightly even when upside down.
The Knife comes complete with plenty of Paracord for Neck wear and a Hand Made Wooden Cinch that Slides up and Down on the cord to adjust the length of the Cord.
A wonderful knife that will appeal to anyone who wants a 21st Century creation in a Traditional Design.
I have Only One!
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