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American Tanto!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by samuraistuart, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. samuraistuart

    samuraistuart KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 21, 2006
    Hey guys! I have another Tanto to offer this week! When Cold Steel first came out with their "American Tanto", I fell in love with the shape. It is a wicked cool looking blade. They sent out DVDs (back in the days prior to social media) that showed their Tanto piercing car hoods and doors. As a kid I thought, "Wow that is tough, and you never know when you need to stab a car!" Maybe Forged in Fire should take a lesson from Lynn and start "testing" knives on auto parts! ;) While the profile of this knife is almost identical to the "Kobun", the edge geometry definitely is not.

    This knife is made from 1/8" 80CrV2, an extremely tough and well rounded steel that is used in everything from kitchen knives to swords. It has excellent properties for high toughness and excellent edge stability. It is also called 1080+, and I often refer to it as 1080CroVan, because that is essentially what it is. A 1080 high carbon steel that has chromium to increase toughness as well as vanadium, which refines the grain structure which also increases toughness. 80CrV2 is one of the most popular high carbon steels being used by makers, and for good reason. The heat treatment given to this knife (and all my knives) is among the best. It consists of normalizing, thermal cycling, DET anneal, soak at precise temperature prior to fast oil quench, sub zero "cryo" treatment and triple tempers for a final hardness of 62-63HRC. The grind is a full flat grind down to a thin edge. The blade has been hand polished to a satin finish. The guard is made from black g10 with red/white/blue patriotic liners. The "coke bottle shaped" handle also is black g10, held by a black micarta pin and aluminum lanyard tube that goes through the tang of the knife. The knife is very very light and well balanced.

    OAL: 10"
    Blade: 5 1/2"
    Handle: 4 3/8" (guard is roughly 1/8")
    Steel: 80CrV2 62-63HRC
    Thickness: 1/8"
    Handle and guard: G10
    Edge: 13° per side, 6 micron

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    Asking price for this patriotic American Tanto is only SOLD and includes a custom made kydex sheath and free shipping anywhere in the USA. Paypal preferred ([email protected]). All of my knives come with a life time "write your own" warranty. Thanks for taking a look and follow me on Instagram: stuartalandavenport
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    I also am reposting a knife from the last sale, take a look......!

    K tip hidden tang hunting knife in thin stock A2 tool steel. I really like A2 for it's balance of toughness and wear resistance which gives excellent edge retention. After "cryo" and triple tempers, the hardness on this blade is 63HRC. The blade has a full flat grind terminating in a thin edge profile and a hand rubbed satin finish. The guard is made of brass stock and the handle is a nicely figured piece of Claro Walnut that has been sculpted to fit the hand very comfortably and oiled and waxed for protection. This little guy is very light and fast, very well suited for game processing and even kitchen duty.

    OAL: 8 1/2"
    Blade: 4"
    Handle: 4 1/2"
    Thickness: 0.090" taper to tip
    Steel: Bohler A2 tool steel, 63HRC with "cryo"
    Handle: Claro Walnut
    Edge: 13° per side, 6 micron

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    Yours for only $169!!! And this includes a custom made kydex sheath as well as free shipping anywhere in the USA! Paypal preferred ([email protected]). All my knives come with an unlimited lifetime warranty. Thank you for taking a look! Follow me on Instagram: stuartalandavenport
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2020
  2. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    I'll take the American Tanto.
     
  3. samuraistuart

    samuraistuart KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 21, 2006
    Tanto sold to bigsurbob!
     
  4. fastevo

    fastevo

    138
    Dec 10, 2004
    Stuart,
    Any idea what the “hunter” weighs? Thinking maybe a larger neck knife? I really like a bit larger EDC. Thanks, Steve
     
  5. fastevo

    fastevo

    138
    Dec 10, 2004
    Stuart,
    Any info? I am unable to read any pm or message you sent........ Thanks, Steve
     
  6. samuraistuart

    samuraistuart KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 21, 2006
    I don't know what the hunter weighs. I probably should invest in a small scale, been thinking about it recently. It's EXTREMELY light, that's for sure. Easily within comfortable neck knife weight. I am reposting that hunter with a slight reduced price.
     

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