Compass Industries

Vtg 1970s C.I. Compass Imai Seki Japan Stainless Knife Making Folding Lockback

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Description

Description

This is a scarce vintage knife made in Seki, Japan in the 1970s by Seizo Imai for Compass Industries. It is thin and measures 5" long closed and features a stainless steel blade with stainless steel handle. This one never had the inlays put in but originally was produced with wood as shown in last picture (not included, for example only). We do include one plastic inlay to use as a pattern to make inlays of your material of choice. Nice vintage knife, very similar to Gerber folders made in Japan around the same time period. Seizo Imai was one Seki, Japan's finest craftsmen and most famous knifemakers of the modern era. After his passing, several vintage old stock models were found at his warehouse. This is one of these rare finds.


Specs

Brand/Model:

Compass Industries 503

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Vintage old stock unfinished knife, needs handle inlay. Comes with one piece to use at pattern for your material of choice. Blade action may have weak snap

Year Produced:

1970s

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

5" long

Blade Material:

Stainless steel

Blade Length:

3.75" long

Handle:

Stainless Steel, no inlays

Additional Notes:

Nice vintage knife

Knife Type:

Folding knife

Number of Blades:

1

Lock Type:

Lockback

Opening Mechanism:

Manual

Dexterity:

Ambidextrous

CA Prop 65 Warning:

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

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SKU:
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