Primal/tactical ninja tanto


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Just finished up this long tanto.

The blade is 11 1/2" long, forged from 80CrV2 steel, and the handle is marine epoxy-impregnated tan-over-black paracord on top of a neoprene foundation. And a tan Kydex sheath with a set of webbing slots.

There are a couple of things I tried on this one that is new to me. I have forged the spine thinner on some previous tantos, leaving a rough ridgeline. This time I filed the bevels as well. Also, the bevel at the kissaki is a thick penetrator edge rather than a slicey edge.


Raymond Richard

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James, Where did you find a leaf spring made from 80CrV2 steel? :biggrin: I really like the looks of this tanto......