Ben Tendick Ninjato

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  1. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Always wanted a quality Ninjato since I was a little boy. I grew up on Sho Kosugi movies and all the ninja hype of the 80's. I get it isn't a historically accurate blade for the most part. But nontheless it was a sword that captured my imagination. I remember looking at Phill Hartsfield catalogs thinking "one day". And Ben does work in a similar fashion though with his own style, techiques, and preferred materials. So this was my chance to have a modern style Ninjato made with excellent materials and craftsmanship.

    I named it "Shadow Hawk"

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  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007
    Very cool. I have three of his knives.

    I was able to handle the blue wrapped waki he had at blade show two years ago in Oregon! Wanted it badly!
     
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  3. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    That might have been mine also before he sent it too me. I can't remember if he took it to show off or not. Was it the one on top in this photo...

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  4. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Beautiful sword, awesome collection. Thank you for sharing.:)

    I have 4 pieces from Ben. All beautiful.:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Thank you sir. Post up your BRTs... always enjoy seeing Ben's work.
     
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  6. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Thanks. Here are mine. Ben delivered them to me in person at Blade 2017. I believe they are the only ones he has ever made in Damasteel............:)

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  7. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Those are just lovely. You totally need my Shinobi to go along with your two with dark red Same. You don't see those too often from Ben either...

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  8. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    Wow a lotta great stuff here! Really dig the waki and shinobi especially.
     
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  9. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Thank you. That is an awesome blade I love that Burgundy Ray. However I must confess that now that I have seen your sword I know what's next!:D

    There is something distinctly addictive about Ben's knives. Every time he posts a new batch on Instagram I am always tempted. The work is just so clean and purposeful. Always brilliantly executed.:thumbsup::)
     
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  10. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007

    Might have, but i think the one he has on the table was lighter blue than that, and it was for sale, if I remember.

    I ended up getting a Kwaiken from him, then finding a warncliff with the same color underwear to match.

    Honestly I love his blues, burgundy, and natural color wraps with color pops even more.

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    You have too many nice Tendick knives/swords, and you don't need the Keffler sword either!! Share the wealth!!

    Two of my favorite makers right now!
     
  11. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Ben does great work

    congrats
     
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  12. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Those are truly awesome. I’ve always admired Ben’s work.
     
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  13. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007
    I looked back. It was his Ko Katana with carbon fiber saya.

    This one:

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    Weird, the pics are nor showing for me. But are there when I go to re-edit and fix.
     
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  14. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Oh yes I remember that one. Whoever got that was a lucky person.
     
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  15. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007
    Lo I.....wot????
     

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