When I was a kid, one of the very first knives that caught my eye was the Cold Steel American Tanto. It looked sleek and mean. I finally got my hands on the Magnum Tanto II and the Kobun, both great knives. I wanted to try my hand at making one, but wanted to use thinner stock and a full flat grind instead of the high saber grind. This knife is sort of a copy of the Kobun, but with better cutting/slicing in mind. It has a full flat (slightly convex) grind with thin edge geometry and hand rubbed satin finish. The guard is made from black g10 with a subtle inset ring. The handle is also made from black g10 and has the same "coke bottle" shape as the Kobun, as well as an aluminum lanyard hole that has been chamfered, deburred, and polished. The tube goes through the tang of the knife. The heat treat I gave this blade is top-notch. Normalized, multiple thermal cycles, a DET anneal, soak at the proper temp, fast oil quench, sub zero "cryo", and triple tempers for a final hardness of ~63HRC. I'm excited to offer this knife to you! If you're looking for that American Tanto tip but with better overall slicing performance, you've come to the right place. OAL: 10 1/4" Blade: 5 1/2" Handle: 4 3/8" Steel: Crucible Cru Forge V 63HRC Thickness: 0.110" Guard and Handle: Black G10 with black micarta pin and aluminum lanyard tube Edge: 13° per side, 0.010" prior to sharpening Asking price is just SOLD and includes a custom made kydex sheath with metal belt/boot clip and free shipping anywhere in the USA. Paypal preferred ([email protected]). The knife, as always, comes with an unlimited lifetime "write your own" warranty. Thanks for taking a look and follow me on Instagram: stuartalandavenport.