Hiroaki Ohta has been hand crafting knives since 1989 and began making knives Full Time in 1998. His folding knives are prized around the world over for their amazing precision and beauty. Hiroaki Ohta’s knives have been featured in KNIVES Annuals and he appeared in BLADE magazine in 2011 as one of the hottest Slip Joint Makers.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Hiroaki Ohta hand made knives
Direct from the Maker from the New York Custom Knife show 2012
I was Hiroaki’s first customer at the Show and was lucky enough to hand pick from among his most beautiful pieces. This is an amazing custom Serpentine Wharncliff Slip Joint ~ the only one Hiroaki brought to the Show
This Custom model has gorgeous 20,000 year old Bark Mammoth Ivory handles, well matched with the most sought after colors of Bluish Green and deep Caramel.
The Hand Rubbed blade has an extremely high Satin Finish, it was crafted from ATS-34 with an RC of 60-61. It is perfectly centered and has a crisp smooth action and a firm Half Stop.
Hiroaki contours the handles of his knives so they fit in the hand very comfortably. This is a full size Slip Joint that will tackle any gentleman’s cutting chore and look great doing it!
The Nickel Silver Front Bolsters have been contoured and the Backspring and Frame are fitted together so precisely it appears they are one integral piece.
However, the most striking aspect of this fine knife is the wonderful Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Tusk handles.
Hiroaki makes his own Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife, well stitched and holds the knife securely.
A wonderful knife, an great value in a hand made Slipjoint.
Don’t miss out on this one.