Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta
Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta
Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta
Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta
Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta
Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta
Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta
Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta
Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta

Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Brown Micarta

FS-1877

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Kimura Shigenari was a Japanese samurai in the 17th century. At the age of 21, he commanded an army for his first campaign at the Winter Siege of Osaka. Because of his bravery, Hideyori acclaimed him as the “peerless hero of the nation”, and presented him with a sword made by the famous swordsmith Masamune. Kimura returned the sword because of his devotion to the Toyotomi clan.

One year later, Kimura led the army against Tadataka’s troop at the Summer Siege of Osaka. Kimura himself fought on the front lines and was caught during the battle. He was then beheaded and it is rumored that his hair was neatly trimmed and that he had road with incense in his helmet to show that he was prepared to die.

This tanto style Damascus steel fighting knife is named as Kimura as a form of respect. While this is not a traditional style of the Japanese tanto, we like to think that the combination of tanto tip, saw edge and large finger-grooved handle, would make a good choice for close quarter combat and fitting of the samurai. Made of 1095 and 15n20 steels, the high carbon content of 1095 gives this knife an extremely sharp and durable edge and makes it the ideal choice for rough use. 

Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior’s Tanto Knife Specifications
  • Overall Length: 10.5"
  • Handle Length: 4.5"
  • Blade Length: 6"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 5mm
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 128
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Brown Micarta
  • Includes a full-grain leather sheath and a wood presentation box

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern, and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.

Sheaths: The sheath you receive may vary in color, style, and type from what is shown in product photos. Please refer to our sheath support page or by contacting us at support@forsetisteel.com.

Care Instructions

1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Nicholas
Great knife

This was my first knife from Forseti steel and my first Damascus blade as well. The knife is great and comes razor sharp right out of the box. My only complaint is that the sheath isn’t the one advertised. The one I got was a horizontally belt mounted one that feels kinda cheap compared to the knife. That is my only complaint and I intend to buy other knives in the future.

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brandon edwards
knife quality

the one I got was a bit shorter of a blade than i expected but definitely still worth it quality is great and handling is just as good

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Sidney Costner

I purchase two knives knives is a piece of art I love it if you have any issue or any concern response is immediately I love it planning to buy one more knife to give gift to my friend thank you

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Weston Standridge
Good knife, lame shieth.

The knife is great bit the shieth is way lower quality than advertised. I emailed them and I got a "sorry we can't help." Not a deal-breaker but plan to order one separately or make it yourself.

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Eric
Tanto Tracker

Impressive knife. It is lightweight due to how slim the blade itself is, and the design and material of the handle makes it very well balenced in the hand. It is wicked sharp out of the box. Purchasers who plan to put the knife to work in the field might be concerned about the lean blade, but at least the damascus blade is less likely to fracture compared to a D2 blade of the same style and width. I am, however, disappointed in the sheath that accompanied the knife and the company's lack of response to my request to exchange the sheath for another or the knife-sheath combo for another set that at least offered me a right-hand draw. I talked to a represenative and followed the process offered on the website, but there has been no response. I recognize the company states clearly that the sheaths which come with the knives are complimentary, but it seems reasonable to anticipate something that resembles the style of sheath depicted with the product on the website. The sheath that arrived was not remotely like the sheath depicted with the knife as advertised, and it was for a left-handed person. In short, I am not sure I understand concept or pratice of the "complimentary" pairing of sheaths with knives, especially when the knives in question are of excellent quality. A good knife should be paired with a quality sheath, and as most of Forseti's competitors do, the pairing should be done, not randomly, but with intention, and in such a way that the purchaser even has options for which type and what hand. This is not a difficult thing to accomplish. When Forseti steps up their customer service and diplays interest in offering a more well-rounded product, I will be back. Hey, it's a great knife, but now I need to go on another shopping expedition for a sheath that works for the knife, and I would have rather accomplished both things at once. Clearly, I did not read the fine print.

Why Forseti Steel?

Each Knife is Unique

All of our knives are made by hand and crafted one at a time. That is why no two knives are the same. The knife you receive will be similar to what you see on our site, but will be unique based on the natural materials used and individual craftsman that built the knife. 

Testimonials

Beautiful, true Damascus steel knives. They set the table with elegance and class.

Jon Groves

Love this knife! Compact design, nice grip, feels comfortable in your hand--very sharp blade! As a side for the ladies--it fits in the smallest of bags. You won't be disappointed if you buy it!

Lisa I.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
63%
(5)
38%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
N
Nicholas
Great knife

This was my first knife from Forseti steel and my first Damascus blade as well. The knife is great and comes razor sharp right out of the box. My only complaint is that the sheath isn’t the one advertised. The one I got was a horizontally belt mounted one that feels kinda cheap compared to the knife. That is my only complaint and I intend to buy other knives in the future.

b
brandon edwards
knife quality

the one I got was a bit shorter of a blade than i expected but definitely still worth it quality is great and handling is just as good

S
Sidney Costner

I purchase two knives knives is a piece of art I love it if you have any issue or any concern response is immediately I love it planning to buy one more knife to give gift to my friend thank you

W
Weston Standridge
Good knife, lame shieth.

The knife is great bit the shieth is way lower quality than advertised. I emailed them and I got a "sorry we can't help." Not a deal-breaker but plan to order one separately or make it yourself.

E
Eric
Tanto Tracker

Impressive knife. It is lightweight due to how slim the blade itself is, and the design and material of the handle makes it very well balenced in the hand. It is wicked sharp out of the box. Purchasers who plan to put the knife to work in the field might be concerned about the lean blade, but at least the damascus blade is less likely to fracture compared to a D2 blade of the same style and width. I am, however, disappointed in the sheath that accompanied the knife and the company's lack of response to my request to exchange the sheath for another or the knife-sheath combo for another set that at least offered me a right-hand draw. I talked to a represenative and followed the process offered on the website, but there has been no response. I recognize the company states clearly that the sheaths which come with the knives are complimentary, but it seems reasonable to anticipate something that resembles the style of sheath depicted with the product on the website. The sheath that arrived was not remotely like the sheath depicted with the knife as advertised, and it was for a left-handed person. In short, I am not sure I understand concept or pratice of the "complimentary" pairing of sheaths with knives, especially when the knives in question are of excellent quality. A good knife should be paired with a quality sheath, and as most of Forseti's competitors do, the pairing should be done, not randomly, but with intention, and in such a way that the purchaser even has options for which type and what hand. This is not a difficult thing to accomplish. When Forseti steps up their customer service and diplays interest in offering a more well-rounded product, I will be back. Hey, it's a great knife, but now I need to go on another shopping expedition for a sheath that works for the knife, and I would have rather accomplished both things at once. Clearly, I did not read the fine print.