Explorer

Vtg NOS 1980 Explorer Imai Seki Japan 4" Folding Hunter Lockback Pocket Knife

$19.95
SKU:
EXP-K3
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Description

Description

This is a nice vintage pocket knife, made circa 1980 in Seki, Japan by Seizo Imai for Explorer. This knife features an ebony hardwood handle, brass bolsters and liners with a polished 440 stainless steel blade. Blade has a tight lockup and good snap. Blade design is unique being a rather fat clip point, difficult to find in a smaller knife. 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 Lockback knife

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Vintage new old stock, unused original factory edge, may have light signs of aging such as tarnish.

Year Produced:

circa 1980

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

4" long

Blade Material:

Stainless Steel

Blade Length:

2.5" long

Handle:

Hardwood with Brass bolsters

Additional Notes:

Original Explorer box, but not marked for this model

Knife Type:

Folding Knife

Number of Blades:

1

Lock Type:

Lockback

Opening Mechanism:

Manual

Dexterity:

Ambidextrous

Reviews

Reviews (2)

Erik J Dec 31st 2020

Quality

The knife has a trustworthy, balanced feel. Would take it anywhere, and use it on everything

Alex C Nov 13th 2020

Explorer knife review

Great knife the size of this folding knive is excellent for carrying any where, love the size of the blade for such a small folding knife. It’s condition is like new.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU:
EXP-K3
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

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