hi all been wanting a fully functional tanto for awhile now but i can't justify the price for one vs a full length katana. The cheapest i've found so far is about $70 brand new which is really good i think! So i was hoping someone had a tanto laying around for that much or less Thank you very much everyone!
Unfortunately I have no tanto, but I can suggest you one thing. It might not be what you are looking but anyway here goes... I know many knife models that have tanto-shaped blades (although these don't really look like true, traditionnal tantos...). Many of these cost less than 70 $. For example the Cold Steel Kobun has a 5 1/2'' tanto-point blade and usually cost less than 30$. If you want, I can show you some other knife models like this one.
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Sinister Shogun wrote hey johnnyc, you should just pick up a hanwei practical tanto, they are really nice, really sharp, and dh. i love mine. only payed 65 on koa
yup that is exactly the one i was looking at and referring too! thank you for your advice on it, it will make deciding on going with it much easier if i do
I was hoping to keep the looks more in a tradional/historical. I wasn't very clear on my desciption of "fully functional" sorry. what i meant was carbon steel. thank you very much for the info sebastien
Post by sinistershogun1 on Dec 18, 2010 0:44:37 GMT
well the hanwei practical tanto looks very nice, it is fake rayskin, and the tsuka is not removable, because the rayskin is a mold that is injection molded from what i've heard, but that thing is solid as a rock, even with its only 7" blade, i have cut 2 liters in half easily. which, imo, it is hard to get force behind a knife to cut things in half like a full sized katana or waki. but the practical tanto pulled it off quite nicely. there are also the musashi asuka tantos. they look pretty nice. but i like hanweis quality better for the price range.
and trust me, i have done TONS of tanto research. for the price its hard to beat the practical tanto. especially if you are fond of the aikuchi(tsubaless) style.
thanks again sinister shogun for the extra info. i am pretty much sold on that tanto now. i will most likely have to wait till after the new year to get it though, so if anyone has one they wanna sell between now and then hit me up please. i love this "support group" for my addiction
Sébastien wrote I had the opportunity to hold a Hissatsu in my hand. Crazy sharp edge + pointy and nasty blade -tsuba = Big trouble I didn't cut myself, but that design isn't safe IMHO.
BTW, I hope you will find a tanto that you like. Feel free to show us some pics and stuff when you get one
the design is a great design. The reason I say this is because the core is a krylon rubber....Ive tested the handle by stabbing wood and what not. It never slid in my hand. Its one good reason why some people in the military carry them.
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sorry i haven't replied back. i work for UPS and "tis the season" that i am CRAZY busy. thank you all for your replies. i will post pics if i get one (have to talk the wife into letting me buy another blade)
christain: What antique collection? Me 'n Red???
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joseph08: Loved to see this antique collection.
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Djinnobi (Venus): It is quite warm over here in central Canada as well. Only -18C
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