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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:30 am

Just listed this beautiful A.G. Russell fixed blade. Made in the mid 1990’s. From all the other Master Imai knives that I have, I think Mr Imai made these knives for A.G. Russell. This is a Bob Loveless design and Master Imai made several of his designs. This has some beautiful India stag handles and an ATS-34 stainless steel blade. Nickel silver pins and finger guard. Tapered tang construction with black spacers. It’s a very beautiful and well made knife.
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Quick Steel » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:40 am

Simple, classic lines, great stag = beautiful.

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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:45 am

Thank you Garry, I knew you would appreciate this one. You are right it is a simple design and it’s executed beautifully.
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Madmarco » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:40 pm

Very nice Mark! I was just browsing your store saw this knife and was instantly impressed. Looks like a serious user for sure. The new Damascus fixed blade also caught my attention and after viewing the pictures was equally impressed. You've been listing some really nice knives lately! 8)
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:04 am

Thanks Mark. I appreciate that.

Here is another one going up tonight. Made by Master Hattori in the 1980’s. The knife is called the Dream Hunter with model number H700. He made some of these for Parker customs at that time as well. Not sure if the handles are laminated mahogany or Pakkawood, but they look great. The blade is made of AUS-8 stainless steel. This is a stainless that I really like, it takes and holds an edge well, one of the oldest Japanese made EDC’s I have is made of this and I love it. Measures a little over 8” with a 4” blade. You have to love the lines on this knife. The tapered tang is also a favorite feature of mine.
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:14 am

Here is another one that I will be listing soon. It’s a Parker Custom Series knife. Not sure who the maker of this knife was, it could be Master Hattori or Master Tak Fukuta. It looks a feels like a knife made by Master Hattori. It has the finished appearance of Mr Hattori’s knives. His knives just have a smoothness to them that I love and this knife has that in spades. The blade shape is beautiful and the curve of the handles feels great in hand. Not sure if this is laminated mahogany or Pakkawood. The tapered tang is also a nice feature. Made in the 1980’s. If anyone knows what “Hand Made by DAM” refers to, please let me know because I can’t find anything on this.
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:02 am

Added these two to my store recently. The first is a Sovereign Aristocrat lockback. Measures 4” closed OAL. The handles are black checkered nylon composite with an AUS-8 blade.
The second one is from the A.G. Russell catalog. It’s an Hikari Higonokami linerlock with black G-10 handles and D-2 blade. The blade is finely ground to a very sharp edge. I’ve owned one of these for many years and considered carrying it but had too many other EDC’s that weren’t getting carried or used. Both are very nice and user friendly.
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Quick Steel » Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:30 am

Both are impressive looking knives, Mark

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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:32 am

Thanks Garry. I like them both and have ones just like them in my collection.
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Madmarco » Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:23 am

Two very nice knives Mark. I followed the large Aristocrat at eprague for the longest time, but ultimately decided on something else, but I get that same feeling of desiring one every time I see one again. I liked them so much I nearly bought the smaller version when you had it in your store. They really are right up my alley. And your friction folder is also very cool, in fact, I have a Herbertz knife with the same covers and overall appearance but it's not a F/F, it's a linerlock with a thumb-stud. Great knives bud! 8)
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:52 am

Thank you Mark.
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Montanaman » Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:48 pm

Kanetsune Hunter with Cherry bark handle and sheath, Hitachi White steel San Mai. Very nice knife, sheath is a little impractical, but well made.

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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by edge213 » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:14 pm

Montanaman wrote:
Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:48 pm
Kanetsune Hunter with Cherry bark handle and sheath, Hitachi White steel San Mai. Very nice knife, sheath is a little impractical, but well made.


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Kris. That is a really cool knife.
The sheath does look a little funky.
Does it hold the knife secure? From the picture it looks like it would move around.
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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Montanaman » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:17 pm

edge213 wrote:
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:14 pm
Kris. That is a really cool knife.
The sheath does look a little funky.
Does it hold the knife secure? From the picture it looks like it would move around.
Thanks David, it is cool. No, the sheath does not hold the knife well. My friend is a woodworker and is going to make some ultra thin wedges and glue them in for a more custom and secure fit.

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Re: Other Seki Made

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:49 pm

That is a beauty Kris. I agree the sheath seems impractical but A.G. Russell claimed it was what the Japanese made for this knife. Love that white steel.
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