Rask Tanto

Product Description for Rask Tanto

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84531
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 9.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.95 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 high carbon steel, for a very hard edge and softer, stronger spine
Bolster: Bronze fittings
Handle: Masur birch
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders performed a traditional Japanese clay tempering on this blade, resulting in a unique temper line (hamon). The turned back hamon toward the tip is particularly challenging (and appealing) and shows tremendous control over the process. As a result of this technique, the center of the blade is soft and resilient, whereas edge is very hard and will hold an exceptional edge.
The highly figured handle is formed from Swedish masur birch. This wood has a grain pattern that is reminiscent of flames with darker spalting lines for accent. The warm tones in the handle nicely compliment the antiqued, textured bronze guard and pin. Anders' attention to detail is complete, and his fit and finish is exceptional.

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