IH0060-16 is a Re-imagined Tanto
6-inch long, 1/4″ thick 5160 spring-steel blade is flat ground to an appleseed edge. Cross-section is Shinogi-Zukuri. Blade is selectively hardened and blued.
The handle is 4-13/16″ long. The guard and butt-plate are blued steel, the handle is made of stacked leather washers. The leather has an acrylic finish, so unlike the originals it will be highly resistant to rot and mildew.
The knife will be provided with a traditional military-style scabbard in brown leather reinforced with rivets. The sheath will accommodate belts up to 2″ wide.
The concept is a Japanese Tanto re-imagined as a WW2-era combat knife. This should be an excellent all-arounder for field use.
This knife is now sold.