Primal/tactical tantos

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Primal/tactical tantos

Post by Storm Crow » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:04 pm

Some recently finished tantos. All are 80CrV22, with paracord wraps over neoprene hardened with West System marine epoxy, with Kydex sheaths.

This black one was a commission, while the tan one will be on one of my tables at the Blade Show. Blades are around 7".

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This o-tanto and smaller, stabbity slicety tanto were a commissioned pair by a son for himself and his father. The o-tanto is about a 14" blade, and the other is about 7 1/2".

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The stabbity slicety tanto is about as narrow a point as I can recall doing on a blade!

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The son decided he wanted a retention strap added to his o-tanto as a belt-and-suspenders insurance policy to keep it secured while it rides on a pack.

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Re: Primal/tactical tantos

Post by xd dude » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:51 pm

Hey, great looking blades! Have you done any with the natural (hemp? don't remember what you used) handle wraps lately?

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Re: Primal/tactical tantos

Post by Storm Crow » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:56 pm

Thanks!

I haven't used hemp in a while, but I have a chopper that I'm working on at the moment that will end up with a hemp wrap over neoprene.
Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

Forged blades: http://www.helmforge.com

Stock removal blades: http://www.helmgrind.com

The Wasteland Crow Project: http://wastelandcrow.blogspot.com

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