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neil gagnon

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Here is a cable tanto i just finished for a customer. It has a 10 inch blade made from xtra improved plow steel cable, fittings are micarta and the handle is ash with a poplar saya. Over all length is 16 inches. The last pic is with a cable blade i finished not long ago.

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I dig the radical curve she has, beautiful steel too.

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I am liking the curve on these as well. I particularly like the one with a guard and handle wrap.

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Thanx alot Wade and stormcrow, I am hoping to have a cable katana project on the go soon as I finish working on Pee wee, which is a big beefy katana I have been picking at for about 2 years on & off.

"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

 

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Neil,

 

Great looking blades. Do you put that much sori in on purpose, or is this just how the cable blend comes out of the quench?

Nothing wrong with your blades, but I personally think they would look better, and more 'real' tanto looking, a bit straighter. IMHO

 

Great looking activity! Have you tried a more traditional Japanese polish on one yet? I bet they would look awsome!

 

Mark

 

Just looked at your web site. Great looking Katana project!!!!!

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Thanx for the comments Mark. All of the japanese style blades i make have a lot of sori, It is just my thing, Personal preference I guess. I was not aware of the real tanto look of a straight blade. Thank you for pointing that out.

"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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