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 2012
This Custom Slipjoint by Hiroaki has hand beautiful carved Presentation grade Desert Ironwood handles.
Buttery smooth action, a firm Half Stop and perfect lock up. Hiroaki makes the handles of his knives slim so they fit in the hand very comfortably.
The blade is a Hand Rubbed VG-10 with an RC of 60-61. The knife has full Carbon Fiber liners, this allows for plenty of strength but still a very light weight.
The blade is perfectly centered and operates oh so smoothly, no play in any direction. Hiroaki has added some nice Custom Filework to the back of the Spring.
The Presentation Grade Ironwood is extremely well matched and has a nice high polish to show off the incredible natural Grain and Color.
Hiroaki makes his own Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife, well stitched and holds the knife securely.
This is the actual knife you will receive, top shelf fit and finish, simple yet elegant.