Take Down Tanto

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Price: $495.00
This Take Down Tanto from John April features a satin finished trailing point blade with swedge. 0.196" blade stock and 1.275" blade depth. The handle is comprised of nickel silver guard/tsuba, nickel silver collar that has been braised with silver and black linen micarta handle with nickel pins over hidden tang construction. Includes folded metal sheath with ultra suede lining and shark skin cover and cotton ito wrap. The knife can be broken down by using the included push pin and pressing out the handle pin. Excellent condition. New from maker with maker's card and take down instructions.
Product Details
  • Blade Length
  • Overall Length
  • Weight (oz)
  • Source
    From Maker
Additional Specs
  • Knife Type
    Has Sheath, Hidden Tang
  • Blade Details
    Upswept /Trailing
  • Handle Material
    Metallic, Micarta
April, John
My name is John April. I have been interested in and collected knives since I was a kid. My father always had a jackknife in his pocket, and somehow always found use for it, and I realized what a great tool it was. In my early 20's I would save up and buy higher quality factory production knives made by Benchmade and Blackjack. In 1991, I bought a Lansky sharpener and earned how to sharpen knives so they will shave hair. Over the years I could afford more expensive knives, I have collected 1800's antique knives, and the knives of some of the great 1970's custom makers. In 2004, I was walking through my woods, and I found a deer antler on the ground. I picked it up, held it in my hand, and decided I was going to make a knife with it. I took an old chef?s knife, drew a blade shape on it with a magic marker, and proceeded to cut out the shape with the $29 bench top grinding wheel I had bought to sharpen my lawn mower blades. I drilled holes, made my own copper rivets, pounded a slot through a sheet of brass with a screwdriver and hammer, cut it out and assembled it. It?s horribly made, looks terrible. However, I still have it, use it, and love it. At this moment, I am working on my 94th knife and still trying to get better every time and improve my quality, symmetry, looks and performance.
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Take Down Tanto