Monday, February 1, 2016

Primal/tactical ninja tanto

Just finished up this long tanto.  It's available; check out the Available Work link on the right.

The blade is 11 1/2" long, forged from 80CrV2 steel, and the handle is marine epoxy-impregnated tan-over-black paracord on top of a neoprene foundation.  And a tan Kydex sheath with a set of webbing slots.

There are a couple of things I tried on this one that is new to me.  I have forged the spine thinner on some previous tantos, leaving a rough ridgeline.  This time I filed the bevels as well.  Also, the bevel at the kissaki is a thick penetrator edge rather than a slicey edge.


Hey, look! It's that guy I am.

There's an article about my work in the March/April issue of Knives Illustrated.  Much thanks to Joshua Swanagon!

I picked up a copy for myself and one for my Mama.  :D

That makes articles in Tactical Knives (much lamented on the loss of that excellent title), Blade, and Knives Illustrated.  I appreciate the coverage, guys!