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 many times in the KNIVES Annuals and appeared in BLADE magazine just last year.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a direct Dealer for Hiroaki Ohta custom knives
~ Direct from the Maker ~
At the last show, Hiroaki brought me just a few of this XL Friction Folder ~ each is Hand Made and Signed on the Frame. These are also special in that Hiroaki used Rich Curly Birch for the Handle and tough D2 Steel for the Blade!
A Friction Folder is the oldest of folding knife designs, ancient Viking Age Friction Folders (or Penny Knives as they were called) have recently been discovered in Rome where they were a standard item for men of wealth and privilege!
This example by Hiroaki has an Integral handle, carved from a SINGLE PIECE of European Curly Birch.
The Color and Grain of the Wood is very nice, looks much better in person.
It has a very smooth action, the D2 blade has no play in any direction and the handle fills the palm very comfortably.
Hiroaki makes his own Leather Pocket Sheaths for every knife, well stitched and holds the knife securely. This knife comes with a Black Leather slip sheath.
A wonderful knife that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a Traditional / Quality product.