The Tokyo Tanto:
The Tokyo Tanto custom knife is truly a one-of-a-kind! The quaking aspen burl that was used for the handle is something we have a very limited supply of and have never seen before. The handle is crafted from a stunning piece of quaking aspen burl that just has a load of figure. The quaking aspen was harvested, cut, processed, stabilized and brown dyed in our factory. The black G10 liner adds a subtle accent to the overall handle. The handle has been glued together with commercial grade epoxy and fastened using brass mosaic pins.
The open twist damascus steel is a beautiful open pattern of damascus that allows the high polish etch to shine. The blade has been given a high polish to bring out the contrast of the open layers of steel. The high-carbon damascus which is made up of 1080 and 15N20 is forged here in our factory in Idaho. No two pieces of damascus are ever the same, making each knife a unique treasure.
The leather sheath is made from 8 oz, saddle skirting that has been dyed a rich brown. The leather we used comes from one of the oldest tanneries in the USA, Wickett & Craig. The sheath has a hand-tooled stamp pattern along the edge of the sheath. The sheath has been hand wet-formed to provide a nice tight fit for this one of a kind knife. Each knife is hand forged, ground and made by our team of skilled artisans.
TOKYO TANTO KEY FEATURES: Open Twist High-Carbon Damascus Steel | Ultra Rare Brown Dyed and Stabilized Quaking Aspen Burl | Black G10 Liner | Custom-Hand Stamped Edge, Wet-Formed, Brown Leather Sheath
TOTAL LENGTH: 10.25”
BLADE LENGTH: 5.25”
HANDLE LENGTH: 4.50”
BLADE WIDTH: 1”
BLADE THICKNESS: .160"
KNIFE WEIGHT: 5.45 oz (240 g)
BLADE TYPE: Tanto
BLADE STEEL: High-Carbon Damascus
DAMASCUS PATTERN: Open Twist
BLADE GRIND: Flat
HANDLE MATERIAL: Brown Dyed Stabilized Quaking Aspen Burl (SUPER RARE)
HANDLE FINISH: Hand-Contoured and Shaped
HANDLE LINER: Black G10
HARDWARE: Brass Mosaic Pins
BOLSTER MATERIAL: Brass
SHEATH TYPE: Brown Leather, Belt Loop, Fully Hand-Stamped Edge
CARRY ORIENTATION: Right, Vertical
LANYARD HOLE: No
*Just like all things, proper care should be given to the knife blade. We recommend cleaning with warm water and completely drying after use. We recommend applying WD40 or some type of gun oil to the blade immediately after drying to help deter spotting/rusting. Always clean and oil your knife before extended storage. Never store your knife in the leather sheath for extended time periods. The high-carbon nature of this damascus steel is prone to rusting and discoloration if not properly cared for.
*Logo and other markings will be placed on the blade after purchase is made.