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Thread: Japanese tamahagane carving knives

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    Japanese tamahagane carving knives

    I had a bunch of these left over from last year, Did not seem to sell to well ? I think I will clean and polish them and take them to Blade show in St Louis around feb. I believe? If I dont get rid of them , then back in the forge/press to be pressed and hammered into a new billet . It will then be forged into a tanto or maybe even a couple folder blades ? Not too many folders with tamahagane steel . Will wait and see what happens??? I will say that these blades are extremely sharp , as sharp as any scalpel !!!!!! and they look the part!!
    Bubba

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

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    Ooh! Anything there for a bassackwards handed person, ie Lefty?

    A couple of those look like they'd be fantastic leather cutters!
    www.armoralleather.com Dwayne Puckett, leather craftsman

    Mangling leather since 1996

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    These are great little cutters! I have a couple of them and have enjoyed using them!
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    These blades are amazingly sharp , I mean after all they are made from the legendary tamahagane steel , they could be used for wood carving or leather . I have one I am keeping especially for leather . Here are some better pics . Some of the thicker 1/4" pieces can easily be forged into a small blade or a good sized folder blade. The smaller ones are actually sharp as a real razor blade. If you see one you like ,let me know .
    the little ones start at 40$ . A dam good price considering all the work that went to making the steel . Sorry for being modest.
    Thanks for lookin...... Bubba
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    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatherman View Post
    Ooh! Anything there for a bassackwards handed person, ie Lefty?

    A couple of those look like they'd be fantastic leather cutters!
    Hey Dwayne, there are some lefties in the group , some are sharpened on both sides . They cut thick leather like butter , and are real easy to sharpen , I use 2000 grit carbide paper flat on a workbench or piece of smooth leather.....
    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHH Knives View Post
    These are great little cutters! I have a couple of them and have enjoyed using them!
    Randy, I knew you would enjoy the little cutters . Sharp as can be and easy to sharpen.......thanks Bubba
    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    Well , I guess these are going back to forge and made into new billet . Kevin I hope your press is up to snuff because I am sending them to you
    ... Bubba
    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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    I should have jumped back in here sooner, the holiday rush got me caught up.

    Let me see if I can figure out the lefty's in the group and see if I can make up my mind.
    www.armoralleather.com Dwayne Puckett, leather craftsman

    Mangling leather since 1996

    Its Not Failure, It's Redefined Objectives!! Skipper

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    Dwayne, I have to send you some blades for sheaths soon , need to do some finish work and they will be on their way .... Bubba
    " If it ain't 6 " long it ain't no tanto"

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