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Differentially Hardened T10 tool steel Tanto in bamboo styled wood carved fitings. MSRP$275.00
No doubt, solely conceived in the mind of Frenchie Jin, this exquisite and unassuming conceals more than just a cool piece of steel in a bamboo motiff. Cleverly concealed, the choji hamon pattern whisps across the 5" T10 blade to the silver habaki. The tapered mune (spine) sweetens lines on this piece making it a singular piece of sword art.
Differentially hardened, the edge of the blade has an approximate HRC of 60 and the spine HRC 40 - ideal for any traditional Japanese styled blade.
About Dragon King
The famed artisans of Dalian have returned to show to the sword world what quality, craftsmanship and ingenuity can produce under the superlative leadership of a true avant-gardist. By the guidance of master designer, Frenchie Jin, the next generation of cutlery enthusiasts will taste the steel of the fabled golden age of swords.
Ever the student of the arts, Frenchie Jin combined the processes of contemporary mechanical construction and modern science with the classic arts, ancient aesthetics and philosophical imagery to produce many of the legendary pieces known today. Having designed over 600 different cold weapons in his 20-year career, to say that he and his team have mastered and advanced their craft would be an understatement.
The Dragon King brand does not represent a company that just manufactures products but embodies a group of artisans who have been adeptly trained to duplicate ancient skillsets that can't be automated by machines on an assembly line. Not every blade that is forged becomes a sword. Not every casting that is poured becomes a component of a greater piece. The goal for improvement and innovation starts every day under Frenchie's guidance.
Not confining their talents to sword making alone, the Dragon King team plies their abilities also to the production of knives, jewelry and other high end art-crafts. And not just in steel alone, these artisans craft wood and leather among many other materials and alloys. Our journey together has only begun, but the fruits of that labor are coming to bear.