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neil gagnon
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Here is a tanto I forged a couple of years back that i finally got done. I am still working on the saya ran out of laquer. The blade is made from extra improved plow steel cable. I started with 3 billets & folded them a couple of times. The fittings are brass and steel with an epoxy coating. The width of the blade is 1 3/4inches, Blade Length is 12inches and over all is 17 inches. The handle is ash with a full ray skin wrap. Hope you like..

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"One who is samurai must before all things" Keep constantly in mind, by day and by night. the fact that he has to die...

 

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Nice looking knife! I love the hada you got with the cable, and the fuller is a nice touch. -Justin

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I second Justin's comment about the hada. That came out nicely!

Check out Walter's instructional videos:

Forging Japanese Style Blades

Making Hamons

Japanese Sword Mounting

Polishing

Making Japanese Sword Fittings

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Neil,

I have to be honest I am not into the Japanese blades but this one really catches my eye. I guess it has a sort of bowie look to it with heavy Japanese influence. Really like it. Wade

Wade

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I like the way the cable looks. The fittings are well done, too. very nice.

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Thanks alot guys. I am trying to get more blades done lately, it helps keep my mind off of the economy and other crap going on in the world.

"One who is samurai must before all things" Keep constantly in mind, by day and by night. the fact that he has to die...

 

-Dai Doji Yuzon-

16th Century

 

http://sites.google.com/site/canadianliveblade/home

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