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Game of Death Tanto

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Mini osoraku tanto in W2 steel.

A project conceived of several years ago, in tribute to my childhood hero Bruce Lee, and finally completed.  

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Excellent polish!  The definition of the yokote is amazing!  And since I now have to wear hi-viz yellow at work I'm diggin' the saya as well. B)

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27 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

Excellent polish!  The definition of the yokote is amazing!  And since I now have to wear hi-viz yellow at work I'm diggin' the saya as well. B)

i should have mentioned that I didn't do the polish.  well, i did, but it looked like crap, so i sent it to be fixed by Josiah Boomershine who did the final clean up and kissaki polish. 

props to Josiah!

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I really like this! I am a big fan of the osuraku-tanto shape, it seems very agressive and purposeful in my opinion.

I also like the bright color, too much knife handles are black or brown.

Was the yellow made with modern paint/lacquer or something more esoteric?

 

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2 hours ago, Pieter-Paul Derks said:

I really like this! I am a big fan of the osuraku-tanto shape, it seems very agressive and purposeful in my opinion.

I also like the bright color, too much knife handles are black or brown.

Was the yellow made with modern paint/lacquer or something more esoteric?

 

just auto paint.  not my strength -- very hard to keep the black lines straight!

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I utterly love this knife!!!!!

Blade is beautiful, I have a burning need but not yet the skill to make something in that line.

See the the whole was stunning, I was immediately reminded of one of my favourite movies, Kill Bill :ph34r:

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12 hours ago, joe pierre said:

just auto paint.  not my strength -- very hard to keep the black lines straight!

They look quite straight to me but I can understand the struggle. I like how glossy and bright the auto paint is.

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Even though I could guess what was coming from the title, that still brought a smile to my face. From an aesthetic standpoint, if it were mine i'd be inclined to make a couple of very slight changes: I think that if the habaki and mekugi were both black it would tie the whole piece together perfectly...

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Beautiful work!  It immediately made me think of the "Bride" from Kill Bill, who wears a yellow and black outfit, which I think is an homage to Bruce Lee.  Great blade!

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