Forged Tanto Build

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  1. SEMO

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    Here’s some process pics of a tanto build.
    This one is headed to a newly promoted Air Force Colonel as a momento.

    I have a good supply of steel from a 1940’s International Harvester farm implement.

    It starts out something like this...

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    Forged to shape...

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    After some grinding...

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    Heat treat...

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    And lots of hand sanding...

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    Fittings...
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    Finish pics...


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    Next build is in the works. same steel for the blade.
    copper for the habaki.
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    Just amazing!
     
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    Lovely work !!!!
     
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    Thanks Chris.
    Thanks Andy.
     
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    You’ve got some skill! Great craftsmanship!
     
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    Unbelievable watching your progression as a knife maker. Nice work.
     
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