Our standard Sensei knife kit (full-metal) is one of our all-time best fixed blade designs. The Japanese Samurai first used the Sensei (tanto) design as a slashing and stabbing weapon. The blade's high point and hollow grind design make this a style of choice for puncturing hard materials. The overall shape also lets the blade absorb impacts that would break traditional knives.
We are now offering a twist on the classic stainless Sensei kit design. The "Wood Sensei" is identical to the stainless model, except that it is constructed from high quality figured Oak and Walnut components. When finished, the Wood Sensei is a beautiful facsimile of its much more dangerous sibling. Because this model is fully constructed from wood, it makes a great starting point for file-work training, grind training and other embellishment practice. It is also quite a conversation piece, as it is nearly identical in every way to the original design.
The Wood Sensei makes a great project for all levels of knife enthusiasts, including younger builders, woodworking hobbyists, collectors and others. All parts, including blade, handles, bolsters, brass bolster and handle pins are included with this kit. All that is needed to complete this project is epoxy, sandpaper, hacksaw (pin trimming) and a hammer (for peening pins). This kit is as easy as it gets!
Skill Rating: Level I
Blade Material: Figured Oak
Blade Length: 6.5 Inches
Overall Length: 11 Inches
Blade Width: 1-1/8”
Thickness: .187” thick
Bolsters: Figured Oak
Bolster Pins: 1/8" Brass
Handle Material: Figured Walnut
Handle Pins: 3/16" Brass
Made In USA
See the sample images for examples of custom handle treatments for this design.