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Explorer 21-296 Bone Small Fixed Blade Dagger Boot Knife Seki Japan (Crack)

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Description

Description

This is a scarce Explorer dagger made by Tak Fukuta circa 1980 for Explorer. It features a stainless steel blade and bone handle (has small cracks, see pictures) and brass guard/pins (may have tarnish). Tak Fukuta was the first Japanese member of the American Knife Maker's Guild, and apprentice to Bob Loveless. He hand crafted fine quality knives that impressed his mentor. Over the years, his factory in Seki, Japan also produced knives for Parker, Valor, Gutmann, Explorer, Frost, and Browning among others. After his passing, several vintage "new old stock" models were found at his warehouse. This knife is one of these rare finds. Stock photos.


Specs

Brand/Model:

Explorer 21-296 Boot knife

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Unused Old Stock with small crack as pictured (may have light blemish/shop wear or aging signs.)

Year Produced:

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

6.63" long

Blade Material:

440 stainless; original factory edge

Blade Length:

3.38" long

Handle:

Smooth cow bone

Additional Notes:

This knife is very similar to the smaller A.G. Russell Sting, also produced around the same era. Comes with brown leather sheath, marked "Japan"

Knife Type:

Fixed Blade

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Dexterity:

CA Prop 65 Warning:

WARNING: - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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SKU:
EXPL21-296
Shipping:
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