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Home Products Yellow Cedar Kotanto

Yellow Cedar Kotanto

by Crossed Heart Forge

SKU 132761

Date Added 12/17/2013

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $550.00

Price $490.00


This mini tanto features a satin finished blade forged from a reclaimed marine diesel valve stem. 3/16" blade stock and 3/4" blade depth. Hidden tang construction. Has a brass bolster/collar in front of handle that wraps around the blade. The handle is yellow cedar with ironwood spacer at the front and a matching ironwood pin that holds in the blade. The scabbard is matching yellow cedar. Comes with handmade cloth bag for storage. The knife can be fully disassembled by removing the pin the the handle. The blade can then be removed from the handle and the bolster removed. The makers mark can be found here at the butt of the tang. Knife has a very tight fit, with no wiggle at all. Scabbord has one small ding. Brand new from maker. Blade Steel: Reclaimed Marine Diesel Valve Stem

Product Details

Blade Length 2.5

Overall Length 6.875

Weight (oz) 2.7

Source From maker

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath, Hidden Tang

Blade Material Other

Blade Details Upswept/Trailing

Handle Material Wood

About the Maker

Crossed Heart Forge

Inspired by the Japanese art of swordsmithing, Dave has been making knives since 1990. His work brings together a fusion of cultural and artistic styles from his experiences in Africa, North America, and Asia. His bladesmithing, finishing methods, and designs draw deeply on the Japanese tradition while his kitchen utensils reflect the plain and simple aesthetic gleaned during his foundational time as a blacksmith in Amish country. Hand work, clean lines, natural materials, and beauty found within function are characteristics of his current works. Highlighting the potential for transformation in discarded objects, most of his raw material is reclaimed from sources such as worn out tools, farm machinery, and sawmill equipment. Even the softwood charcoal that fuels the forge is hand made in small batches from scrap wood. Working from his studio in central Vancouver Island, Dave hand forges high carbon steel into blades, clay tempering them with the Japanese process. Mounting the finished blades using time tested methods, he creates unique art knives that are often spoken for before they are even finished.

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