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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TheEdge01, Aug 9, 2019.
This one is really growing on me, the secondary point just dives through tape when opening boxes
I only own one a CRK ... many tantos don't appeal to me by their appearance but they can be useful for somethings ... kind of like wharncliffes ... I like some of them and for certain uses ... but only own a couple ... until you get into slip joints and then I like a secondary blade to be a wharncliffe or sheepsfoot (with the flat cutting edge) ...
in general I prefer a drop point or spearpoint style blade for most uses ... and the sheepsfoot with rounded belly like the Insingo style ...
Wow! That's a real looker.
You did not show me that when we got together.
How have things been?
I voted don't like. I had one or two tantos back in the day but I currently own none. I don't like the looks and I just prefer a straight, drop, or wharncliff/sheeps foot.
Been good, how about you? Picked up this Diskin Revolution at Blade Show a few weeks after we got together, otherwise I definitely would have shown it off
I have no problem with a tanto blade or anyone who chooses to use one. Personally, they are not for me as I have no good use for one. I can't think of a better tool for ventilating car hoods though.
There are only two tanto folders that I like, the Brian Nadeau Evo Typhoon and the Liong Mah Lanny. Almost pulled the trigger on the Lanny multiple times and own the Evo Typhoon
I love tantos. That is all.
In my meager collection, most are tantos.
I don't like or dislike them.
I suppose for their intended purpose (as I umderstand it) they are good.
However, I have no training in the martial arts or knife fighting, so I have no need of a tanto blade.
I like my M4 583
This one is growing on me!
Osoraku Zuukuri Tanto
Never cared for them, mostly aesthetically.
A lot of people have said they dont need a tanto? I always figured it was just another option like clip point or wharcliff, is there something Im missing? Are there tasks that work best with a tanto? Prying maybe?
I blame Lynn Thompson ! And his Americanized Tanto knives .
Very cool and sexy exotic stuff for me way back when they first came out . Still have that Master Tanto , and Recon Tanto etc . That got me started .
Kinda hooked into all those Japanese Samurai classic movies I had seen .
A short katana/ samurai sword thingy ! Very exciting .
I eventually got my fill , but still love 'em .
Probably not the best practical utility blade pattern , but more useful than might some think .
I have several of both styles, and enjoy them all.
I have a Cold Steel Master Tanto in San Mai that I have carried for years and it is one of my favorite knives.
I have found no practical use in my daily routines for a tanto blade. Give me a drop point, or even a spear point, any day of the week.
I don't like to have one as my main EDC very often anymore, but I definitely like having one around.
An Emerson CQC 7 rides in my tool belt for use as a beater and scraper to the point that I use it till it's so dull and chipped
that it's seems more sensible to sharpen on my belt grinder instead of by hand.
My main EDC is a wharncliffe and my wire skinning knife is a serrated hawkbill. Those do most of the actually slicing and cutting.
I like american style tanto blades for beating on. I don't mean to denigrate the tanto shape, it's just that to me, durability is where the geometry shines.
I like them.