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Seizo Imai


Seizo Imai by Inagaki SI-20 "Big Fighter", AUS-8 Blade, Snakewood or Rosewood Handle"

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Description

Talented Custom knifemaker Seizo Imai in Seki, creating fine detailed handmade Replica knives of famous R.W. Loveless, Jess Horn, Centofante, Ron Lake, Remington etc with 45 years of knifemaking experiences and skills.

His detailed and sensitive personal touch of quality custom made knives have been attracting many of serious knife collectors all over the world.

Sadly, Genius Custom Knife Craftsman Mr. Seizo Imai has passed away in the year 2014 at age of 68, after aggressively working to make fine knives for over 50 years. He loved knives and knifemaking.

I have helped his wife to close the workshop, and received some unfinished blades, handles and parts. After six years, I had these components assembled and finished by another Seki Custom Knifemaker, Fumio Inagaki who used to work for Master Imai. Mr. Inagaki recently came up in nice work at reasonable price.  Here is the Imai and Inagaki collaboration knives.

SI-20  "BIG FIGHTER"  This is the Fighting knife Master Imai has produced for "French Revolution 200th Anniversary". It was a limited edition for 200 pieces, but we had some blades and hilts left at his workshop, and Mr. Inagaki has assembled and finished.  7-5/8 AUS-8 Satin brushed Hollow ground Spear point blade with swedge and long blood groove,  5-1/2" Hand contoured Snakewood or Rosewood handle with Satin brushed Nickel silver hilt. Full tapered tang with Nickel silver rivets and tubular lanyard hole, Comes with Handmade custom Leather sheath with belt loop. 13" overall. 

AUS-8 blade in 4.8mm thick, 195mm blade, 335mm overall, Weight 280g

Specification 

Knife Model: Seizo Imai SI-20 "Big Fighter" AUS-8 Blade, Snakewood or Rosewood Handle
Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless steel  
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58 
Handle Material: Snakewood or Rosewood
Overall Length: 335mm 
Blade Length: 195mm 
Blade Thickness: 4.8mm 
Weight: 280g

Leather Sheath Included: Yes

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