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NOBUAKI YAMAMOTO NY-50 "WATO 和刀" Japanese Tanto

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In 2008, Some of the Seki knife authorities have formed "Seki Challengers Knife Club" to train and inherit Seki traditional knifemaking technique and knowledge to young knife craftsmen in Seki. There are now 15 club members gathering once a month. They are working at Seki knife factories, and challenging to make their own knives after work and weekends.

JKD is trying to support and encourage them by introducing their knives for sale. Here are some of the latest knives received.

Nobuyuki Yamamoto is a talented and experienced knife maker working at Hattori Hamono for over 20 years as a first and chief apprentice to the Grand Master Ichiro Hattori. He has been working very hard to learn Master's skills and techniques, and gained Master's endorsement to be an outstanding knife craftsman. He is allowed to make his own custom knives only after normal work and off days, so it will take a few months to finish one knife. So far, he has made several knives in these two years, and sold out all. At the Challenger meeting in April, he came up with 4 different unique knives.

NOBUAKI YAMAMOTO NY-50 "WATO 和刀” Japanese Tanto.  This is a Japanese Tanto style knife designed by Hirokatsu Yamada, Knife designer who is also a member of Challengers Knife Club to help young knife craftsmen. Stylish design of Japanese Traditional Tanto named WATO 和刀, that means Japanese Katana. Based on his design, Nobuaki Yamamoto has hand crafted faithfully with 4" AUS-8 mirror polished cutting edge and Kissaki tip with small swedge on back, the flat area of the blade is Satin brushed finish, 4-3/4" Hand rounded Black Pakkawood handle with Solid Brass Hilt and Butt, Full tapered tang with lanyard hole on end, Comes with custom made Tubular Brown Leather sheath with OD lanyard on end. It is an elegant collector model with Samurai spirit!

AUS-8 blade in 3.0mm thick, 100mm blade, 223mm overall, weight 200g

Knife Model: Nobuaki Yamamoto NY-50 "WATO 和刀" Japanese Tanto
Blade Material: AUS-8 Mirror polished Cutting edge and Kissaki 
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58
Handle Material: Hand rounded Black Pakkawood and Solid Brass Hilt and Butt
Overall Length: 223mm
Blade Length: 100mm
Blade Thickness: 3.0mm
Weight: 200g

Custom Leather sheath: Included


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