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OAOFFFK7DIW: Ohta FK7P Friction Folder, Desert Ironwood
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The Ohta FK Friction Folder is a non-locking folding design from Hiroaki Ohta that is just a pleasant knife to hold and to use, especially if you like simplistic blades. It features the extended blade tang which sits on the spine of the handle and your hand prevents the knife from closing during use. It feels great in the hand due to its slim, comfortable handle and rock solid construction, even though it does not lock. It's a gentlemen's folder you can use every day and just forget about it when it's in your pocket. The knife and leather slip pouch weigh right at, or slightly over one ounce together. The blade is a functional reverse tanto shape with a two-tone finish, made from D2 tool steel. The ergonomic handle is a single piece of desert ironwood with a lanyard hole and stainless steel pin and washer. There is no pocketclip on this model but it does come with a leather drop pouch from Hiroaki Ohta. Handmade in Japan.
  • Blade Length: 2.75"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.625"
  • Closed Length: 4.50"
  • Overall Length: 6.625"
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.080"
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Two-Tone
  • Handle Material: Single Piece of Desert Ironwood
  • Handle Thickness: 0.42"
  • Locking Mechanism: Friction
  • Pocket Clip: None
  • Sheath Material: Leather Drop Pouch
  • Weight: 1.0oz.
  • Weight with Pouch: 1.3 oz.
  • Designer: Hiroaki Ohta
  • Handmade in Japan
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Custom Made Knife
Custom Made Knife
Custom knives are hand made in shops around the world. These will typically be extremely high quality and one of a kind pieces meticulously built by the craftsman.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel
This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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4 out of 5
Boise, ID
Dec 17, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Handsome, Light
I like the idea of a simple knife and looked up friction knives and found this one. I have been carrying it for a couple of weeks and like it a lot. It is comfortable in the pocket due to its soft leather case and light weight. It has a practical blade length and shape. It opens easily with one hand and the normal holding positions will keep it open. This is a nice knife for light every day use, but I would not expect it to hold up to hard use. I would not carry it without the leather case, as I fear it could open partially in my pocket and be dangerous. This means it takes two hands to deploy, but most classic pocket knives do. I prefer to buy American made knives, but friction knife choices are limited and this is a nicely made knife. I give it a 4/5 only because I do not know about long-term durability.
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