Damascus Tanto

Product Description for Damascus Tanto

Maker: Lonnie Hansen (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1173
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 12.12 in.
Total length: 17.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.37 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 25.80 oz.
Blade: Damascus steel forged to shape by the maker from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Bolster: Antiqued copper blade collar (habaki)
Handle: Silk-wrapped ray (ito wrapped same) with Damascus steel tsuba, collar (fuchi) and buttcap (kashira). Copper seppa (fileworked spacers) and menuki (fixtures).
Sheath: The Saya (wooden sheath) is sculpted from Eastern hard curly maple and water buffalo horn
Description: Rarely is there a piece that is so substantial from an up and coming maker. In this Damascus tanto, Lonnie has created a true work of art that would be the pride of any master. All Damascus steel fixtures are forged by Lonnie. The mekugi (peg) is copper on this piece that can be fully disassembled piece. Every aspect is meticulous, from the silk wrap to the Damascus itself. The copper menuki was cast by Lonnie. Lonnie has selected 1084 and 15N20 as his steels of choice because they create an optimal amount of carbon for excellent edge retention.

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