Kimura Handmade Damascus Steel Warrior Tanto Knife - Black Micarta - BLEM
2FS-1825Regular price $149.99 Sale price $44.99 Save $105.00
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: Black Micarta
- Includes a full-grain leather sheath
Please note: This knife is a BLEM. Blemished inventory or a “blem” is a new, unused product that has a defect. These defects come from the manufacturer and do not affect the structural or functional integrity of the product. All products are laser engraved with a Forseti Steel logo to indicate they are a blemished product.
The product image does not represent a blemished knife. It is a stock photo only.
Each knife is handmade from natural materials, there will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look.
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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.