Tanto?

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Anyone here, besides me, like Tantos? I’m thinking about making some a little larger than my Tin Knife, with and without handles, kind of a backup blade.
 

1066vik

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I am not a fan of the American pattern tanto, but will be interested in seeing pictures of the new knife.
 

Boombats

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I love tantos, although they can be done badly. They get a bad rap thanks to corny people, but it will always be my favorite shape. Maybe I'm the cornball...

Side note: kwaiken, reverse tantos, and knives called "tanto" that do not have even a hint of chisel tip just don't do it for me. I know that traditional tantos are nothing like American stylee, but I feel like they've got to look at least a little like the end of a katana to count.
 

knifethetank

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I have a Benchmade 940 reverse tanto folder and like it, I'm undecided about a tanto fixed blade but would like to see you make one John
 

cbach8tw

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Yeah, I wonder about tanto blades, I still am curious about one sided grinds too, what I’ve seen on some tanto blades.
 

tinfoil hat timmy

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Santos are great because they are all flat.

very difficult to mess up sharpening.....

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watch me mess up sharpening one anyhow.
 
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