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 from the Blade 2015 ~
This special Large Friction Folder has a blade made from Special Damascus San Mai with VG10 Steel Core that has a very uniform Lamination Line
An amazing knife in design and function, simple yet elegant.
A 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!
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.
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.
Hiroaki makes his own Thick Leather Sheaths for every knife, this one is special in that it has a Kydex Liner as well as a generous length of Paracord for neck wear.
This sheath holds the knife very securely, there is No Chance of it falling out when upside down around your neck. Hiroaki also Hand Crafts the Rosewood Ball that serves as a Cinch on the Paracord!