Masao Takahashi Stag Boot Knife and Leather Sheath
Japanese knifemaker Masao Takahashi was known for his super clean work and mirror polished blades. You'll see from the photos how difficult it was to capture the pristine finish on the highly reflective blade. He was a true student of Bob Loveless' style of knives. Sadly, Masao passed away in February of 2013. His knives are highly coveted by collectors, and have become increasingly more difficult to find in the secondary market.
This Boot Knife features a mirror polished blade of ATS-34, with a tapered tang, and sharpened top edge. The handle scales are two (2) beautifully matched amber stag scales, with a double guard. The guard and oversized pins are polished nickel silver. The contour of the stag and guard give it a very comfortable and secure feeling in-hand. The knife is in previously owned, near mint condition. There are some fine sheath lines on the guard and pins from insertion and removal of the knife into the sheath. The blade is perfect, as is the stag. It has never been used, carried or sharpened. Comes with the leather belt sheath, as pictured, also made by Masao.
Condition: Previously owned. Near Mint condition
- Overall length: 8 1/2"
- Blade length: 4 1/4"
- Handle length: 4 1/4"