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Home Products Closer - Hand Rub Satin and Green & Bronze Titanium

Closer - Hand Rub Satin and Green & Bronze Titanium

by Hara, Koji, Marfione Custom Knives, Microtech Knives

SKU 1027184

Date Added 05/17/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $1,595.00

Price $1,180.00

Overview

This knife is a collaboration between Koji Hara and Anthony Marfione. It features a hand rub satin finished blade with notched thumbrest and flipper. The handle has a two-tone bronze/green finished titanium handle with bamboo milling, matching backspacer and tip up clip with ceramic ball insert. Comes with original box, COA and zippered case. Dated 10/2015. Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 3.75

Overall Length 8.75

Closed Length 5

Weight (oz) 5.7

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Tip Up Carry, Tip Up Clip

Blade Material Elmax

Blade Details Clip Point

Handle Material Metallic

Other Details Tactical

About the Maker

Hara, Koji

A native of Japan, Koji Hara was born in 1949 in Imari City, and is one of the most traveled of Japanese knifemakers, attending shows throughout his home country as well as over the United States and Europe. When he began making his first knives in 1988, they were his versions of Bob Loveless designs. Three years later he held a one-man knife show in Seki City, Japan, heart of the production cutlery industry. It was at this point in his career that he realized he had to make and sell knives of his own concept and design if he was going to succeed. In 1994 Koji had become a Probationary Member of the American Knifemakers Guild, and in 1997 a Voting Member. During this period he was participating in at least five American shows per year, and would soon be attending shows in Europe. Annually, this prolific maker attends two knife shows in Japan, in addition to having maybe two one-man shows, usually in smaller communities, where collectors don't visit the larger cities. He feels these small shows enable more and more people to become familiar with custom knives. He has received awards for his folders such as "Best in Show" and "Most Innovative" in several international knife shows. Koji primarily uses a powdered stainless steel known as Cowry-Y, made by Daido Steel in Japan, for his blades. It holds an excellent cutting edge and polishes to a high mirror finish. Although one of the drawbacks of powdered steel is its weakness towards lateral impact, this can be corrected through proper heat-treating. Koji also makes knives featuring ATS-34, D-2, 440C and other steel blades, based on customer preference. His preferred method of making blades is via stock removal. A folder specialist, he often carves the handle material into a terraced landscape to feature his classic "Air-Step" design.

Marfione Custom Knives
Marfione Custom Knives

Anthony (Tony) Marfione founded MicroTech Knives in 1994. In addition to running MicroTech, Tony also makes custom models and custom versions of various Microtech production styles, which he markets through Marfione Custom Knives, L.L.C. These knives not only offer the quality of MicroTech, but are limited and have the custom refinements designed and applied by Tony. Such pieces are highly sought after by collectors and are destined to appreciate in value due to their unique features and limited quantities.

Microtech Knives
Microtech Knives

Beginning in 1994, out of an apartment and later a storage shed in Vero Beach, Florida, Microtech Knives was created. More than 20 years later, now headquartered in Western North Carolina, Microtech Knives operates with that same mission at the forefront of everything we do. Throughout the evolution of growth and change, our goal is to maintain the highest standards of quality possible. Microtech utilizes exclusively American-Made manufacturing, materials and labor. Every component we use is developed within the United States and more than 95% of all our components are manufactured in-house, by us directly. Because we use only the best quality materials, and to ensure our commitment to excellence, every Microtech knife is backed by our Lifetime Warranty. Every knife produced in our facility is sharpened by hand. Rigorous testing, research and development ensure that we meet impeccably close tolerances and extremely high standards of quality. We aim to continuously evolve and push the boundaries of expectation, delivering products that set the standard for precision cutlery. From all of us at the Microtech family, we thank each of our customers, as well as those who serve us and our country through the United States military, law enforcement and first responder services. Designed for exactly that reason, our Service Personnel Program aims to provide the best possible tools to those who rely on them the most. It’s because of your commitment to uncompromising quality that we are able to pursue our mission of creating the world’s best cutting tools.

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