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Shirasaya Tantos

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Entropy Warrior, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Entropy Warrior

    Entropy Warrior

    50
    Sep 23, 2018
    Anyone know of a few places I might look for a octagonal styled shirasaya tanto? Looking into some of these Chinese sellers but I don't know anything about them​
     
  2. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

    798
    Feb 25, 2014
    The forum rule against deal spotting for non-supporting vendors gets in the way of this sort of question. It's hard to talk about who makes them when they often sell their products directly and are not forum sponsors. Shirasaya is traditionally more of a way to store a blade than to use it, but it has evolved into the primary sword furniture on cheaper blades due to the lower cost to produce. Making the shirasaya octagonal increases the production cost, so it goes counter to the primary goal of most of the makers pumping them out. Try asking in the sword subforum, someone there might be more able to point you in the right direction.
     
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  3. Entropy Warrior

    Entropy Warrior

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    Sep 23, 2018
    Thanks for that. I assume that rule doesn't extend to PMs?
     
  4. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

    798
    Feb 25, 2014
    No, but you need a paid membership to PM. It's basically to not give a bunch of screen time to people or companies who don't support the site and may be in competition with those who do. If Knifecenter or BladeHQ sold them it wouldn't be an issue, but the only people making what you want are either super expensive or Chinese--some of which are decent quality. Avoid Amazon and eBay and that will knock out the most prolific fakers and junk dealers right off the top.
     
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  5. Entropy Warrior

    Entropy Warrior

    50
    Sep 23, 2018
    Alright, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks
     

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