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Home Products Take Down Tanto

Take Down Tanto

by April, John

SKU 1002219

Date Added 12/21/2017

# Available This product is out of stock

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 7.125

Overall Length 12

Weight (oz) 9.7

Source From maker

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath, Hidden Tang

Blade Details Upswept/Trailing

Handle Material Metallic, Micarta

About the Maker

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 learned 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."