Kissaki-Moroha-Zukuri Tanto...

Discussion in 'Custom Knife Forum' started by Benr.t, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Benr.t

    Benr.t Well-Known Member

    ....Say that 3 time fast. :)
    This is based on a traditional, although uncommon, blade design. It is one I have been wanting to try for a long time. I made this tanto and am finishing a wakizashi size one as well.

    Oal is 14" with a 9" blade. The steel is .285" CPM 3V with my high performance heat treat.
    Between the distal taper and fullers, it is very nicely balance.

    The first 2" or so of the back edge are razor sharp.

    The Tsuka Ito handle is epoxy soaked over a large Zirc menuki which makes for a very nice palm swell. And the wasp waste shape locks it into your hand.

    Let me know what you guys think!

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  2. NEILYEAG

    NEILYEAG Active Member

    Really outstanding.
     
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  3. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    So cool! I really like how you lined up the bottom of your fuller with the top of the lower bevel. Then the top bevel plunge swoops in as a counter to the round end of the fuller. It makes for great lines on the knife.
     
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  4. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    That is unbelievable. I love it!!!
     
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  5. bodam

    bodam Well-Known Member

    That thing is wicked. Love it
     
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  6. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Stunning! Great attention to detail. Love the wrap!
     
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  7. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    What did you take the pics with? They're very nice also!
     
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  8. Benr.t

    Benr.t Well-Known Member

    My Phone. In the shade. : )
     

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