This Modern Japanese Tanto by Louis Mills features a hand rub satin finished Damascus blade with nice hamon, .299" blade stock and 1.236" blade depth, hidden takedown tang construction. The handle and saya are wood. Has a few light scratches, the sheath has a crack, otherwise excellent condition.
One of the best-kept secrets in North American bladesmithing and the closest thing we had to a living (inter)national treasure, Louie Mills began creating traditional Japanese swords in the early 1980’s. Working with top Japanese swordsmiths to refine his techniques, he became known for the finest traditional Japanese swords made in North America.