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hunting tanto

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:34 pm
by Lone Wolf
15.5" Overall with a 10" sharpened, forged carbon steel blade. Pegged tang, hardwood handle and scabbard with imitation leather belt loop and belt fixing. 1cm thick spine. Exceptional quality, amazing price. £34.

This is the main reason why I ordered, its lovely never seen anything like it, it reminds me of a sushi knive in its style, its heavy and natural looking with its plan wood handle and unfinished looking blade, the saya has a belt fixing which is easily removed as its held on by two buckles above and below the kurikata yes the sheath resembles a saya when the belt fixing is off and its a koto.

Pros. Its well made and uniquely styled.
Cons. Small amount of glue visible where the blade goes in, shame the belt fixing isn't real leather.


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Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:17 pm
by liquidator96
Tasty! and rather unique I'll wager, the only time I've seen anything resembling it is in 'Yojimbo', used by Toshiro Mifune towards the end of the movie, :D

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:30 pm
by Geordie Ross
That's pretty damn groovy.

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:55 pm
by Lone Wolf
liquidator96 wrote:Tasty! and rather unique I'll wager, the only time I've seen anything resembling it is in 'Yojimbo', used by Toshiro Mifune towards the end of the movie, :D
I'll have to dig that out and have a look, that makes it even cooler. See it looks alot like a sushi knife.
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Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:59 pm
by liquidator96
I see what you mean, it may have been a sushi knife in Yojimbo, it's still a dead cool knife though, is it left-draw only or ambidex-draw? :D

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:44 pm
by Lone Wolf
Its shaped inside to fit the blade same as a nihonto saya so you can't turn it round.

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:10 pm
by Moon
liquidator96 wrote:Tasty! and rather unique I'll wager, the only time I've seen anything resembling it is in 'Yojimbo', used by Toshiro Mifune towards the end of the movie, :D
Google - Kanetsune Kiwami.

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:31 pm
by Geordie Ross
The sushi knifes have hamons :mrgreen:

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:15 am
by the blade master
stupid boy :roll:

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:19 am
by liquidator96
Very interesting Moon, although they are very expensive, looks like Koto are following some other manufacturers like MTech & creating affordable 'clones'.
Great news for buyers on a budget, :D

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:53 pm
by Lone Wolf
Geordie Ross wrote:The sushi knifes have hamons :mrgreen:
Errm yes no sh*t, I would think so too for ¥29, 000 (£190).

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:55 pm
by Lone Wolf
Moon wrote:
liquidator96 wrote:Tasty! and rather unique I'll wager, the only time I've seen anything resembling it is in 'Yojimbo', used by Toshiro Mifune towards the end of the movie, :D
Google - Kanetsune Kiwami.

Cooooooolllll!

Altho I see many for sale I see no history for it, is it a military/hunting knife produced by makers of kitchen knives?

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:38 pm
by Moon
Lone Wolf wrote:
Cooooooolllll!

Altho I see many for sale I see no history for it, is it a military/hunting knife produced by makers of kitchen knives?


Somebody has to say it so it just as well be me.
If you'd like your questions to be answered with the respect that I hope you deserve, please don't ever tell anybody here to "f*ck off" again, I read and copied your last post in that other locked thread before it was edited. ;)

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:38 pm
by Lone Wolf
If you don't like it don't invoke my wrath as someone who was badly treated as a child I do not appreciate being accused of child abuse by some stranger on the net merely because my other half is a miserable git whos always shouting.

As you can clearly see I hold no grudges and carry on, I don't drag things into other threads but if you press my buttons you will be made aware of it, it's extremely hurtful to accuse someone of such trash.

Re: hunting tanto

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:41 pm
by wtf?
Moon wrote: BTW
Somebody has to say it so it just as well be me.
If you'd like your questions to be answered with the respect that I hope you deserve, please don't ever tell anybody here to "f*ck off" again, I read and copied your last post in that other locked thread before it was edited. ;)
Thats interesting... I didnt see that, as it goes... Theres about a 1 in 3 chance are it was aimed at me :) .... How nostalgic.
Lone Wolf wrote:don't invoke my wrath
Dont... Invoke... Your........... Wrath?

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extremely hurtful to accuse someone of such trash.
Trust me... Its as painfull, if not more so to hear such trash... And I use the word "trash" very carefully...