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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Woven handle tanto         Reply with quote

This 6 in tanto features a single bevel high speed steel blade and a hand woven waxed cord grip.


Let me know what you think (or if you would like it purchase it or somthing similar)


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

First reaction: It's nice; attractive in a crude but not actually crude way.

I give it 5/5. I can't buy it from you, but I do wonder what something like that would cost?

As an aside, the blade shape is known as American Tanto by some; actual tanto blades are more like these.

Your stuff is always interesting. How difficult was the cordwork on the grip?

M.

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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quote:
I can't buy it from you, but I do wonder what something like that would cost?

As an aside, the blade shape is known as American Tanto by some; actual tanto blades are more like these.

Your stuff is always interesting. How difficult was the cordwork on the grip?


This piece is sold, the cost for a similar piece would be in the sub $50 USD range.

Yes, it isn't a true tanto, just a quote ( that is a beautiful example you posted by the way).

The cordwork isn't all that hard. It is just a matter of figuring out the pattern and keeping track of where you are, but then I used to run custom knotwork business.

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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I may have to have one of those made by you sometime (though with a slightly longer blade I think). It's quite a nifty little thing.

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