Forged Tanto with Hamon

Product Description for Forged Tanto with Hamon

Maker: Charlie Ellis (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,250.00
Item num: 106097
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.19 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 9.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged differentially heat treated W2 carbon steel
Handle: Osage orange wood with nylon cord wrap
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Charlie Ellis first struck hot steel in 2005 and has since traveled from Maine to North Carolina in pursuit of the perfect blade. In 2007, he enrolled in the Hand Wrought Metals program at Haywood College in Clyde, North Carolina. There, he learned a great deal from David Burnette, Mastersmith Jason Knight, as well as a host of others through the school's partnership with the American Bladesmith Society. Since 2014, he has been a full time blacksmith living in the mountains of western North Carolina with his wife and son.
The blade was hand forged by Charlie from W2 carbon steel. Forge texturing along the flats shows Charlie forged the knife closely to shape for optimal grain structure. Charlie borrowed his heat treatment technique from the world of Japanese swords. Prior to heat treatment, the spine was coated in clay, acting as a heat sink. This ensures a keen, long lasting cutting edge with a softer, more resilient spine. The blade features a hand rubbed satin finish. Because the blade is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to inhibit rust.
Osage orange handle scales are set on the full tang using copper hidden bolt rivets. A Japanese-inspired nylon cord is wrapped around the handle for additional grip.
To keep the knife close at hand, a hand stitched custom sheath is included. The sheath is designed for horizontal carry and features copper pins for a nice final touch.
Excellent work throughout!

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