Tanto?

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  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    This will be the third or fourth custom I’ve done for slice61
     
  2. rxavage

    rxavage

    956
    Aug 16, 2014
    this with a Japanese style tanto is where it’s at
     
  3. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I’m kind of drawn to the top one, room for fingers, enough blade length do what it needs to easy to sharpen. I guess if you can do one like that I’d be game.
     
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  4. slice61

    slice61

    21
    Dec 25, 2015
    Regarding thumb ramp placement, the filipino grip requires extending the thumb further than a sabre grip.
    I try to incorporate various grip styles & hand sizes into the design profile.
    I will send both blade patterns to John.
    Observations are appreciated, thanks.
     
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  5. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Well if John has or will have both patterns, I believe I know what I going to order next.
     
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  6. slice61

    slice61

    21
    Dec 25, 2015
    Due to a forum preference for a more japanese traditional style katana-like / tanto shape, I redrew the Shinshi [gent's knife]. Hope it meets your approval, feedback appreciated.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Very similar to the one I made for my brother.
     
  8. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    So what happened with this blade? I like it as it is maybe add a cord wrap to the handle.
     
  9. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    It will be in the January sale
     
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  10. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    John, you had me at hello;) Will be looking for a tango like the top pictured one next month then.
     
  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    That’s not what will be for sale, I don’t even have that pattern yet.
     
  12. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Bummer, so your going to have the bottom one on sale in January?
     
  13. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Neither of those, it’s the small one that I posted
     
  14. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    Did you put a handle on it? If so what type?
     
  15. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I’ve got some black micarta. I’m thinking if I make another one later on, I might go with larger holes and no handles.
     
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  16. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    If you get busy and don't have time to put a handle on it I'll be watching the Jan sale:D
     
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  17. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    I should have funds in January so I’m very excited to see what will be in the sale!
     
  18. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    There will be 3 knives for sale.
     
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  19. Mark Henninger

    Mark Henninger

    61
    Dec 28, 2011
    John, a few years ago you made me a really cool Americanized Tanto--based off the Benchmade Stryker 910 model. Thank-you for your work. I am really enjoying that knife.
     
  20. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I remember that
     

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