Hiroaki Ohta – Gentleman’s Stag Belt Knife – San Mai


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker
Handle Material: Sambar Stag  
Blade Steel: Stainless Damascus – VG-10 Core
Blade Length: 2″
OAL: 5  1/8
Sheath: Leather w/Kydex Liner

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 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 2019 ~

  This is a Small, Elegant Gentleman’s fixed blade I just picked up from Hiroaki.  Hiroaki only made a few of these Gentleman’s knives with aged Stag Handles!  The beautiful Scales are well matched with Amazing Gnarly Grain and color.

This knife is a Full Hidden Tang knife and has a Comfortable Full Size Grip, the Pinkie falls just onto the end of the handle.  Hiroaki encloses the entire Tang in a Single Piece of Natural Micarta.  

The Gorgeous Stainless Damascus San-Mai Blade has a VG-10 Core with a Full Height Hollow Grind and deep Etch.  Hiroaki performs his own expert Heat Treat & Cryo Quench that leaves the blade at 61-62 Rc.  

A Great EDC with some Superb Sambar Stag.  Since the embargo on the Export of Sambar Stag over a Decade ago, High Quality Stag is impossible to find on today’s market.

Black Micarta Pins and a Micarta Guard add a dramatic look.  Perfect size for discreet and comfortable Belt Carry.

Hiroaki also makes his own thick, Hand Stitched Leather Sheaths,  on this one he has added a new feature ~ a Full Kydex Lining.  

The knife is a perfect fit and it “locks” into place due to the Kydex Liner, this knife will not even fall out if you turn the sheath upside down and shake it!  

Set up with a Hand Turned Ironwood Lanyard Bead/Cinch ~ if you want to add more Paracord you can then Cinch the cord around your wrist using the Bead.


 If you long for an upscale / discreet EDC that will ride comfortably and be extremely comfortable to use then look no further.

You will not find a better value on a Personal sized Custom Fixed Blade! 

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in