Japanese Samurai first used the Sensei (tanto) design as a slashing and stabbing weapon. The blade's high point and hollow grind make this a style of choice for puncturing hard materials. The shape also lets the blade absorb impacts that would break traditional knives. The tanto-style blade design is an excellent defensive tool as well. The thickness also makes the Sensei a good general-purpose knife. It is more durable and can handle more abuse than thinner blades. Spend an afternoon in your shop with this knife kit and build a unique knife that will last a lifetime.
For handle construction, use any of our 3/16 inch diameter rods (stainless or brass) for handle pins. Also, see "mosaic pins" for optional handle fastening treatments. This design can additionally be cord wrapped for a traditional look.
Skill Rating: Level III
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 Inches
Blade Width: 1-1/8”
Thickness: .187” thick
Bolsters: 416 Stainless Steel (Engravable)
Bolster Pins: Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Optional (Pre-Machined Scales Available)
Gift Box = Yes