Gun Barrel Tanto

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One of a kind!  This clay-hardened tanto pays tribute to the forge welding schemes of traditionally made Japanese blades.  The blade was hand forged from a vintage Enfield Mark III barrel forge welded around a piece of mild steel rod.  This unique blade is a modern twist on the traditional Japanese welding scheme known as a kobuse weld.  this makes for a blade with enormous shock resistance due to its flexible core, while still allowing a very hard edge.  Bare blade only!  No habaki included.  $950.

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The making of this remarkable blade is spotlighted in this Youtube video:

Blade Specifications:

  • Blade length: 9.5″ (25 cm)
  • Total length: 13″ (33 cm)
  • Nakago (tang): 3.5″ (9 cm)
  • Curvature: .05″ (2 mm)
  • Width: 1. 1″ (2.7 cm)
  • Thickness:  .18″ (5 mm)

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