....Say that 3 time fast. This is based on a traditional, although uncommon, blade design. It is one I have been wanting to try for a long time. I made this tanto and am finishing a wakizashi size one as well. Oal is 14" with a 9" blade. The steel is .285" CPM 3V with my high performance heat treat. Between the distal taper and fullers, it is very nicely balance. The first 2" or so of the back edge are razor sharp. The Tsuka Ito handle is epoxy soaked over a large Zirc menuki which makes for a very nice palm swell. And the wasp waste shape locks it into your hand. Let me know what you guys think!