Tak Fukuta

Vintage 1970s Valor 1387 Tak Fukuta Seki Japan Fixed Blade Belt Buckle Knife, Bowen Collins Brothers Design

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Description

Description

This is a scarce vintage find made in Seki, Japan by Tak Fukuta in the 1970s for Valor. It is based on the original Bowen belt buckle knife, but has a striking resemblance to the original Collins Brothers belt buckle knife. Like the Collins Brothers knife, this knife has no markings (we did have a few from Fukuta that were marked Valor Japan with the model number 1387). Acquired direct from the Fukuta warehouse in Seki, Japan.

This is a sturdy integral knife made of hefty 1/4" thick 1095 High Carbon steel. It measures 5 5/8" long overall and the sharpened section of the blade measures 2 5/8" long (if you desire to make it 2 1/2" or slightly less, you could simply scallop more and remove some of the sharpened section at the base of blade like ). Buckle doubles as a bottle opener as well. It should fit a Bowen belt, but we have not tested it (belt not included).

We have these versions available:

A: Silver Finish
B: Blued Finish Brass Pin
C: Blued Finish Metal Pin
D: Powder Coat Finish
E: Has a crack in one place

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 old stock models were found at his warehouse. This is one of these rare finds.


Specs

Brand/Model:

Fukuta Belt Buckle Knife

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Vintage old stock from factory. Unused, with light staining/handling wear

Year Produced:

1970s

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

5.625 " long

Blade Material:

1095 High Carbon

Blade Length:

2.625" long

Handle:

Integral

Additional Notes:

Scarce vintage knife

Knife Type:

Fixed Blade

Number of Blades:  
Lock Type:  
Opening Mechanism:  
Dexterity:  
CA Prop 65 Warning:

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Reviews

Reviews (1)

Tommie J Jul 30th 2020

Belt buckle knife

Absolutely best version of this type of blade , but the customer service us the best I've ever dealt with . I am referring my students of the blade , to EPrague knives . I've been teaching for over 30 years , and have had the best experience with EPrague knives . They now have a new large group of loyal customers. Thanks eprague .

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