Dan Keffeler Super Assassin

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  1. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    It's finally done. I'm really excited about this piece. Dan has poured all of his experience and experimentation into this blade and built it with the theme of my choice. I sent him silver dragon menuki and requested blue Ito over white Same. I've yet to actually get it in my hands as it's having a sheath made... but it's getting close.

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  2. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Yowza! Xmas came early for some!!:D

    Beautiful.;)
     
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  3. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Thanks again!
     
  4. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Man, that is a looker! Fantastic execution in modern materials. What is your plans for sheath?
     
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  5. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    Just, awesome! Purposeful and refined, hard to beat his work (though that Tendick Ninjato you posted is close!).
     
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  6. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Just simple kydex. For me sheaths are just to transport the blade as efficiently and safely as possible without adding too much weight.
     
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  7. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    Oh so much drool!!!
     
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  8. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Looking closely at the handle, I can see that he did a great job.
    I like the shape of the core, and the thickness perfectly allows for the Same and ito to come up to level with the fuchi and kashira.
    The wrapping looks perfect.
    The Same looks really clean with nice placement of the emperor node.
    For the blade, I prefer the more traditional plungeless profile with a habaki, but don't let me rain on this, I'm sure it is exactly what you want and will make ridiculous cuts!
     
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  9. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Now that is just beautiful !!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing :)
     
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  10. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Great piece from a great maker

    huge congrats

    I truly believe Dan took over what could be in the next step in Japanese styled blades from the late great Phill Hartsfield

    Phil’s blades 30 years ago were so untraditional but performed so well that they got a unique reputation

    traditionalist hated them users loved them
     
  11. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    What are the measurements?
     
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  12. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    G’daaaaaamn! I’m floored.
     
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  13. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    OAL 34", 21" Blade, 12.75" Tsuka, 3/16" Sori, .28" thick Delta 3V

    The truly amazing part... 2.83lbs.
     
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  14. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I did not see it mentioned, but is this a removable wrap/handle, or is the cord epoxied?
     
  15. Infi-del

    Infi-del Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    I assume you could remove the ito but I won't because it's expertly done. But the tsuka itself is terotuf and is permanently epoxied to the tang and pinned with titanium mekugi.
     
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  16. Boombats

    Boombats Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 21, 2010
    maddone
     
  17. Boombats

    Boombats Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 21, 2010
    Any updates on this?
     
  18. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    20200615_203739.jpg I dont know what those words mean. Say them again though. confused-meme.jpg
     
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