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Vtg Explorer Seki Japan Tak Fukuta Polished AUS8 Guthook Fixed Knife Blade Blank

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Description

Description

This is a well designed knife blade blank made by Tak Fukuta in Seki, Japan for Explorer circa 1980s. It measures 8.6" long overall and the blade measures 4.2" long and is made of polished AUS-8 just over 1/8" thick and has a tapered tang. Blade only, no guard. Blade is marked "AUS-8 Seki Japan". 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 knife is one of these rare finds.


Specs

Brand/Model:

Explorer Guthook Knife Blank

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Vintage old stock unfinished blade blank, light handling wear, never sharpened at factory. Blade is hardened

Year Produced:

Circa 1980s

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

8.6 " long

Blade Material:

AUS-8

Blade Length:

4.2" long

Handle:

Tapered Tang

Additional Notes:

Great for custom project

Knife Type:

Fixed Blade

Number of Blades:

1

Lock Type:

Opening Mechanism:

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