Damascus Tactical Tanto
Product Description for Damascus Tactical Tanto
Maker: Wally Hayes, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91370
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Item weight: 21.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 25.85 oz.
Blade: Damascus san mai with an 01 carbon steel core surrounded by softer damascus forged from O1 carbon steel and mild steel
Handle: White ray skin with traditional cord wrap and Hayes sterling silver menuki
Sheath: Hand stitched black leather
Description: Mastersmith Wally Hayes creates dramatic knives that combine tactical and Japanese elements. This exceptional example of his work has been in a private collection. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. By all appearances, it could have been made yesterday.
The spine, which measures just over 1/4 inch thick steel lends serious heft to this piece! The blade is forged to shape from Wally's own san mai carbon steel damascus. An O1 carbon steel core ensures a keen, long lasting edge, while the softer damascus forged from O1 and mild steel helps cushion and protect the core steel.
The handle is wrapped in traditional Japanese style. White ray skin is surrounded by black cord wrap. A Turk's head knot forms a 'bolster'. Two sterling silver Hayes menuki create a very comfortable palm swell.
This is quite an impressive piece, combining tactical and traditional appearance and a nice mixture of form and function.
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