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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.
8/2/2021 Up! Mr. Inagaki just finished another 15 pieces. This time, he has added Turquoise space between the hilt and wooden handle to enhance total beauty and elegant look!
SI-19S "LOVELESS Drop Hunter" This is the replica of famous R.W. Loveless Drop Hunter with 4" Satin Brushed RS-30 Hollow ground Drop point blade, The RS-30 is a premium steel of high carbon (1.12) and high Chromium (14.00) with 0.60 Molybdenum and 0.25 Vanadium, and is also called MRS-30, 4-1/4" Hand contoured Ebonywood, or Jacaranda wood handle with Satin brushed Nickel silver hilt and Turquoise spacer. Full tapered tang with Nickel silver rivets & Brass pins and tubular lanyard hole, Comes with Handmade custom Leather sheath with belt loop. 8-1/4" open, This was assembled and finished by Mr. Fumio Inagaki, using Mr. Imai's components (Collaborative work).
RS-30 blade in 4.2mm thick, 100mm blade, 210mm overall, Weight 150g
Knife Model: Seizo Imai SI-19S "Loveless Drop Hunter" RS-30 Blade, Ebonywood or Jacaranda wood Handle
Blade Material: RS-30 (MRS-30)
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60
Handle Material: Ebonywood or Jacaranda wood
Overall Length: 210mm
Blade Length: 100mm
Blade Thickness: 4.2mm
Leather Sheath Included: Yes