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8.5" Battle Tanto

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by BenR.T., Jun 12, 2018.

  1. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    Hey guys! Been a bit since I posted due to computer problems. So I have some catching up to do, starting with this one.
    Here is a one off tanto I just finished. I am mixing it up a bit using something besides black on the handle. : )
    This one has an 8.5" CPM3V blade, with a deep fuller which leads to incredible balance just in front of the guard. I put an antique "bonsai" menuki under the light orange tsuka ito.
    The sheath is hand stitched veg tan with Ostrich trim and a black g10 kurigata.

    [​IMG]

     
  2. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    AWESOME looking knife! John
     
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  3. NORTHWEST_KNIFE_GUY

    NORTHWEST_KNIFE_GUY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    222
    Jul 14, 2017
    Wow, that thing is wicked looking. Beautiful work!
     
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  4. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    Really awesome. Close in awesomeness to the boba fett knife. That finish looks cleeeeeean!
     
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  5. Sled

    Sled Gold Member Gold Member

    844
    Apr 22, 2008
    Love the change up. Nice to see a different wrap. Beautiful blade as usual.
     
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  6. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    nice color combinations. great work.
     
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  7. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Love this one. Not sure which I like more, this or your recent wak. Not an easy choice!
     
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  8. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Sweet
     
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  9. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    Thanks guys! Really happy with the overall package.
     
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  10. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    I just got back from the Northwest Handbuilt Invitational in Portland where I sold this knife.

    It was shortly there after stolen from the gentleman's truck that purchased it. Give me a heads up if this is spotted on the secondary market.
     
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  11. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Beautiful work and a terrible story.....that's how these dirtbags are these days, hope it doesn't sully the show.
     
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