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Ko tanto (Double edge) one off

Discussion in 'BRT Bladeworks' started by BenR.T., Oct 26, 2016.

  1. BenR.T.

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

    Apr 18, 2011
    Hey all! I've been playing around with one off designs lately, which is something I haven't done in a long time. This one is a double edge, short, variation of my inazuma tanto. I also hand carved a portion of the fuller in a more traditional shape, following the curve of the top bevel. The top edge is quite sharp.
    The tsuba is 6al4v titanium and the menuki are Zirconium. I used some very nice cream stingray under the wrap. All epoxy soaked for durability.
    The Hartsfield style aluminum sheath is wrapped in waxed kangaroo leather and lined with kevlar. OAL is 10" with a 5.5" blade.

    Thanks for looking!!

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  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    That's is sooooooooo f'n FINE!!!!!!!!!!! :cool: :D
     
    rooster68 likes this.
  3. Sovngarde

    Sovngarde

    36
    Jul 21, 2015
    Real nice blade,Ben!
     
  4. imaginefj

    imaginefj Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Who ended up with this one?
     
  5. newyork

    newyork

    931
    May 9, 2010
    Good God that's hot. Beyond jealous.
     
  6. M. Reno

    M. Reno

    17
    Aug 17, 2015
    Sweet!

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  7. BenR.T.

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

    Apr 18, 2011
    Thanks guys!
     
  8. carl1000

    carl1000

    20
    Oct 3, 2002
    Amazing knife!
     
  9. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Great piece
     
  10. BenR.T.

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

    Apr 18, 2011
    Thanks fellas!
     
  11. Organic556

    Organic556 Gold Member Gold Member

    776
    Aug 30, 2015
    Awesome work
     
    BenR.T. likes this.
  12. CPK Mark

    CPK Mark KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    53
    May 24, 2017
    Fantastic Ben!
     
  13. rooster68

    rooster68 Gold Member Gold Member

    539
    Aug 29, 2014
    Really like this style Ben. Another amazing creation.
     
  14. clearytja

    clearytja

    Oct 17, 2002
    I bet she stabs as good as any dagger and is infinitely more useful. Wonderful design!
    TC
     

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