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 NYCKS 2011
I was Hiroaki’s first customer at the recent New York Custom Knife show and was able to hand pick some of his most beautiful pieces. This is an amazing knife in design and function, simple yet elegant.
This Custom Slipjoint by Hiroaki has hand carved Presentation grade Desert Ironwood handles. It has a very smooth action, a firm Half Stop and perfect lock up. Hiroaki makes the handles of his knives slim so that it fits in the hand very comfortably.
The blade is a made from VG-10 with an RC of 60-61 and the knife has smooth Carbon Fiber liners, this allows for plenty of stength but a very light weight.
The blade is perfectly centered and operates smoothly, no play in any direction. Hiroaki has added some nice Custom Filework to the back of the Spring.
The Presentation Grade Ironwood is very 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.
A wonderful knife that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a Traditional / Quality Slip Joint.