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Thread: 6 small japanese tanto

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    6 small japanese tanto

    These are some blades I forged and ground for a friend and knifemaker . He did not know the proper distal and profile taper for a japanese blades so , I did them for him
    Blades are made from low manganese (.30) 1095. I bought it at Knife show at Carpenters hall in St louis . Not sure if he wants hamon or not though? This would be some nice steel for hamon. Just remember low mang , low mang, low mang, and you wont go wrong....




    Bubba
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    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    Lookin' good, Bubba.
    No hamon? Have they been through the heat treat, or are you waiting to see what he wants?

    They look great! What are lengths?
    ALWAYS HAVE PLENTY OF SANDPAPER. IT'S ROUGH OUT THERE!

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    They look great, Jim, I hope you sell every one of them to knowledgable people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rob45 View Post
    Lookin' good, Bubba.
    No hamon? Have they been through the heat treat, or are you waiting to see what he wants?

    They look great! What are lengths?

    Yea Rob , he is not sure if he wants a hamon or not ? I think they would look cool ! Plus I get a little extra pocket change.

    They are right at 6" which make them a true tanto . They are all sold .
    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Eller View Post
    They look great, Jim, I hope you sell every one of them to knowledgable people.
    I sold them all before they were made . I just hope the guy makes them look right . thanks my friend
    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    Look good my friend.They would look great,with a hamon.

    God bless,Keith

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    Absolutely beautiful blades! I sure hope he wants a hamon on them.

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    Thanks fellas , I made 6 of them and 2 extra for myself HE HE , these will be traditional tanto with hamon , and wood saya. and all the japanese trimmings ..... Bubba
    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    finish up 6 tanto

    I finished them up , HT and sharpen ( almost) Drilled (mekugi ana) pin hole . He just wanted them nice and springy . I still have 2 for my self as I mentioned before , will do a nice hamon on those two....
    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    Well I decided that these blades were not quite springy enough so, I tempered them one more time at 400F for 45 min.
    they have been through 2 cycles at 400 for 1 hr. They still skate a file and are springy . should make a better knife ...
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    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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