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Vtg Gutmann Explorer 11-340 Seizo Imai Seki Japan Bone Stainless Pocket Knife

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Description

Description

This is a vintage Japanese crafted pocket knife made in Seki, Japan by Seizo Imai for Explorer circa 1980s. It measures 3.81" closed and features a smooth bone handle and stainless steel blade. This is a solid excellent quality made knife. The blade has nice lockup and good snap. Note that the handle may have small crack, see pictures for details. Seizo Imai was one Seki, Japan's finest craftsmen and most famous knifemakers of the modern era. His collaboration with Parker spanned nearly two decades. He made knives for Parker, Frost, Browning, Explorer, Compass, Condor, and many others, including his own brands Imax and Seizo Imai. His custom Loveless style knives are works of art. After his passing, several vintage old stock models were found at his warehouse. This is one of these rare finds.


Specs

Brand/Model:

Explorer 11-340

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Vintage Old Stock, unused original factory edge, light handling wear/tarnish.

Year Produced:

circa 1980s

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

3.81" long

Blade Material:

Stainless Steel; original factory edge

Blade Length:

2.56" long

Handle:

Cow Bone

Additional Notes:

Fantastic 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:
EXPL-11-340
Shipping:
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