Japanese Samurai first used a Sensei-styled tanto knife design as a slashing and stabbing weapon. The Sensei knife kit's blade design is 11.0 inches in overall length, 0.187 inches in thickness, and features a 6.5 inch blade length. The blade is hollow ground and features a 1.125 inch width. The Sensei's hidden tang handle features (2) 0.187 inch through-holes for handle construction (stainless steel pinstock included). It also comes with matching 416 stainless steel bolsters and bolster-pins.
The Sensei is a top quality knife kit and is a very popular model. The shape of this design lets the blade absorb impacts that would typically break traditional knives. The tanto-style of this popular model serves as an excellent defensive tool, as well. The 0.187 inch thickness of this blade makes the Sensei a good general-purpose knife to carry and use. Pick your favorite handle material, and spend a delightful afternoon session in your shop building this beautiful traditional Japanese-style tanto knife kit. Properly built, the Sensei will stand up against any knife on the market today.
Blade Steel: 440C SS
(Heat Treated/Cryo-Treated for Optimum Blade Performance) (56-58 RC)
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Length: 6.5 Inches
Overall Length: 11.0 Inches
Blade Width: 1.125 Inches
Thickness: 0.187 Inches
Tang Holes: (2) 0.187 Inches
Handle Pinstock Included: Yes
Bolsters: 416 Stainless Steel (Engravable)
Bolster Pins: Stainless Steel (Included)
Handle Material Included: No
Gift Boxed = Yes