The Kogatana framelock is my interpretation of a Japanese inspired Gent's pocket knife: simple, elegant, and streamlined.  It's a no-frills pocket knife with classical inspirations and contemporary materials and techniques.  Old school meets new school, and East meets West in a slim pocket-friendly package.


Traditionally the Kogatana (small sword) was a utility blade mounted into the Saya (scabbard) of a Japanese sword (katana).  It was meant as a useful, but concealable blade for ordinary daily cutting tasks.


For the modern era, I adopted the inspiration of a Kogatana and melded it with my own design aesthetic and build preference to make the utlimate simple and rugged pocket knife.  This one features a titanium thumbstud and phospur bronze washers for easy and silky smooth opening; and a bank-vault lockup with the combination of titanium lockbar and hardened stainless pivot pin.


If I were a modern day Samurai, this is what I'd want in my pocket!


*Comes with a padded/lined zipper pouch embroidered with my logo.


***Customers are responsible for fully knowing and complying with their local knife laws and I assume no responsibility or liability for an individuals' lack of understanding or willful violation of local infringments/laws.  EU/UK customers assume full responsibility if a knife is confiscated by Customs, and I will not offer refunds for same.  KNOW YOUR LAWS BEFORE PURCHASING!***



Steel – RWL34 stainless

Finish – French Grey polish, textured/satin, and satin

Open Length – 8” OAL

Blade – 3.5”

Closed length - 4.5"

Handle Material – light gold anodized titanium, black micarta inlay

Backspacer - black micarta

Clip - titanium

Construction - stainless thumbstud, titanium pivot hardware, hardened stop pin, phospur bronze washers

Kogatana framelock - RWL34/Inlay

SKU: KogaFrenchInlay
  • Return within 5 days in unused condition for a full refund (less the 30% deposit on custom commissions). I offer a lifetime warranty to replace or repair any of my handmade knives that fail to perform it's intended task due to flaws in materials or craftsmanship. Normal cosmetic blemishes acquired while using the knife are not covered for a full replacement, but I will make a reasonable attempt to 'revive' well-used knives I've created, on customer request (shipping fees payed by customer).


    ***I do not under any circumstances warranty knives that have been willfully neglected or abused, or which have been destroyed being used in a manner not intended for the knives purpose or design.***


    International customers are 100% solely responsible for all import/duty taxes and restrictions.  International sales are FINAL!  If it gets confiscated by customs I will NOT reimburse.  KNOW YOUR LAWS!


    Special Exceptions:


    Military members using one of my knives in an active combat situation or while deployed to an official combat theater will receive a complete replacement/refund should the knife fail in any way, or become destroyed.

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