Inherited this knife from my uncle. Its in used great condition. I have not sharpened, cleaned or polished it.In my limited research, this is what I found out. 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. This knife is a rare find.
Model: Explorer 21-295 Boot knife -- This knife is very similar to the smaller A. Russell Sting, also produced around the same era.Vintage Made in Seki, Japan circa 1980s. Overall Length: 6 5/8" -- Blade: 3 3/8" long 440 stainles Ebony wood and brass guard/pins - Comes with original sturdy leather boot clip sheath. The item "Explorer 21-295 Boot knife Fixed Blade Dagger With Sheath Japan Japanese Knife" is in sale since Sunday, May 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "kj231" and is located in Pound Ridge, New York.
This item can be shipped to United States.