Meticulously Hand-Forged Knives
Every knife I make is forged, tempered, polished and carved completely by hand. There are no stock parts. Every single one is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Takedown knives are knives that are designed to be easily disassembled for cleaning, replacement of parts, and general maintenance. Though relatively new in the western world, Japanese tanto, wakizashi, katana, and naginata have all traditionally been constructed in this manner.
These simple folding knives have popped up all over the world. From medieval England’s “Peasant knife”, to Japan’s Higonokami, and In the United States, the “Penny knife”. These simple knives have a great deal of history behind them, and are still preferred by many because of their reliable mechanism.
Tanto, Ko-Tanto and Wakizashi
The traditional Japanese bladesmithing techniques are widely regarded as some of the most intricate, complex and unforgiving in the world. But they yield some of the most beautiful and durable blades as well.
Tanto, refers to the Japanese dagger, usually with a blade between 20cm-30cm; longer than 30cm, and it qualifies as a Wakizashi (Short-sword) Shorter than 15cm and it could be called a Ko-Tanto.