Knap Textured Tanto With Plantstone Handle

$100.00 $75.00


This was a test piece. One of the first two pieces where I tried Plantstone material, which is a product by Mental Inc and is made from natural plant material trapped in epoxy resin. I also tried a "ghost etch" on the blade bevels which is a very light etch that isn't obvious at a glance. Personally I don;t like the ghost etch on this piece...too many textures between the etch, the knap texture on the spine, and the handle material. I also textured the tang of the blade after gluing the knife scales in place. This creates a smoother seam and makes it so some of the texture is on the handle material. Undecided which method I prefer...texturing before or after adhering the handles.

Price has been reduced because I don't like the ghost etch.

Specifications: (specs may vary due to being handmade)

Overall Length:  7 3/4"

Blade Length:    3 5/8"

Blade Width      1 7/8"

Blade Thickness  3/16"

Blade Grind:     Flat ground


Edge Grind:      Flat ground


Blade steel:     5160 Carbon Steel

Heat Treatment:  Normalized, hardened, oil quenched, and triple tempered.

Blade Finish:    100grit machined bevels, knap texture on the flats. Bevels have a light acid etch.

Handle:          Plantstone handle material (natural plant materials trapped in epoxy resin). Material is not mirror polished, I feel this makes it too slippery in the hand.

Sheath:          ABS sheath. Sheath holes are drilled for either 3/4"  centers and can be used with various hardware (sold separately) or tied to gear using Zip-Ties or cord.