This Tanto was hand forged by Rick Barrett. It was polished by Richard Buckway after it was given to him in one of Rick Barrett's forge classes in 2012. It features a nice "Mushroom" style hamon, .195" blade stock and 1.081" blade depth, hidden tang construction. Richard Buckway also did the handle, which features mokume habiki, tsuba and kashira, stingray tsuka, red silk tsuka ito wrap, mokume menukis. Comes with a black wooden saya with buffalo horn throat and end cap. Excellent condition.