Chris Moss Posted August 8, 2009 Share Posted August 8, 2009 (edited) hello everyone Well, after a long while, this knife is up for sale for several reasons. This was made on commission, and was an evolution of design. It started out as a american tanto, then a habaki was added.. still with a wrapped handle, then what about a tsuba? oh what the heck..why not.. (the customer is never wrong) then why not throw a real handle on there.. and oh by the way the habaki the tsuba and menuki need to be silver... then... after completions.. silence. So after sending half a dozen emails, and waiting six months, it is up for sale. (That, and my new wife needs books and classes paid for...) here is the skinny: 15.5" oal 10" blade forged W2 blade (hybrid polish) cast and antiqued sterling silver habaki, menuki, and tsuba. copper seppa madegascar ebony tsuka silk ito I am asking $800 shipped for this knife. if you are interested PM or Email me at Knifemaker87@gmail.com. I prefer paypal but work with other forms of payment as well. Also, i wanted to mention on the left side of the blade near the top of the kissaki there is a small surface imperfection. It was coming out as i ground then polished the blade, however i was unable to remove it completly. I you want a close-up i would be happy to provide one. for more finished and WIP pictures go here: http://picasaweb.google.com/Knifemaker87/JaySTanto# the silver has gotten darker since i took the first pics: thanks for looking! ~Chris Edited September 10, 2009 by Chris Moss -Knifemaker- http://knifemaker87.googlepages.com/home Hamons are a painting; blades are a canvas, clay is my paint, fire is my brush. the problem is.. i am still painting like Pablo Picasso. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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