Classical Tanto - notice the more rounded, less aggressive shape.  Probably, the reason why the modern knifemakers called their fighting knives “tantos” was to invoke the exotic mystique of feudal Japan.  You might be old enough to remember that was a huge craze for ninjas and samurais in the 80s.  In sum, the typical Japanese tanto is simply a general-purpose knife, whereas the “American tanto” is specifically designed for piercing through armor, heavy clothing or bone.

Classical Tanto - notice the more rounded, less aggressive shape. Probably, the reason why the modern knifemakers called their fighting knives “tantos” was to invoke the exotic mystique of feudal Japan. You might be old enough to remember that was a huge craze for ninjas and samurais in the 80s. In sum, the typical Japanese tanto is simply a general-purpose knife, whereas the “American tanto” is specifically designed for piercing through armor, heavy clothing or bone.

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6 Next-Level Conveniences for a Modern Kitchen

Magnetic strip - Free up counter space by getting rid of your knife block. The beauty of the magnet is that you can also attach other utensils to it, like pizza cutters, or blender blades, keeping them out of the way of little hands, too.

This is my take on a 1800s bell bowie knife . i believe mr bell styled his knives on old scottish dirks . i must say out of all the bowies i have made this style is near the very top of my favorites . The blade is 10.5inch long and 5mm at the spine , full tang handle with split guard and bone scales / Bones Knives

This is my take on a 1800s bell bowie knife . i believe mr bell styled his knives on old scottish dirks . i must say out of all the bowies i have made this style is near the very top of my favorites . The blade is 10.5inch long and 5mm at the spine , full tang handle with split guard and bone scales / Bones Knives

Bone Saws. //  Thanks @Christi Spadoni Harris for this pin and so many others. You deserve many followers.

Bone Saws. // Thanks @Christi Spadoni Harris for this pin and so many others. You deserve many followers.

This isn't my dream house, but my dream house would have this greenhouse in the yard :)

Victorian-style greenhouse, England (Fondly and Affectionately)

The short belly on this knife ensures deeper cuts when slashing, generally reaching ligament and bone with ease.

The short belly on this knife ensures deeper cuts when slashing, generally reaching ligament and bone with ease.

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