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 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)