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The JD Tanto

The JD Tanto

A modern style Tanto with Japanese influence combined with the solidity of an American style Bowie... A Hybrid is Born !!

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USD 157.25 185.00

USD 38.28

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 13
  • Handle Size (in): 7
  • Handle Material: Rosewood-Leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 825
  • Overall weight (gm): 975
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1450
  • Blade finishing: Polished
  • Blade sharpness: Super (paper cut)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: None
  • Blade thickness (mm): 7
  • Handle finishing: Leather wrapped over wood
  • Sheath: Traditional Leather
  • Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2022-03-13
  • Tang type: Full Flat
  • Fixture: White Metal
  • Edge grinding: Convex
  • Edge Hardness: 58-60 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Hollow
  • Materials: Wood, 5160 steel
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the JD Tanto, Long Knife like a Sword; Light, Lethal & Sharp; creative & artistic

dbad-Tanto-swordThe JD Tanto, designed by Joe Lav. of You Tube’s Steel Forged in Fire sword & Knife. It is a collaboration effort with knife designer, Donnie b all day also of YouTube fame.

“I visualized a tanto of Japanese influence, a modern style tanto if you would. Combined with the solidity of an American style Bowie and created from the masters of KHHI Nepal. A fierce, slicing 5160 High Carbon Steel Blade with the perfect amount of Sori (blade curvature). A commanding, expertly, leather wrapped, rose wood handle of 7 inches around a Solid Full tang 13-inch monster blade. The hard wood core, genuine leather sheath has a beautiful red leather wrapping for Japanese aesthetics and fits the blade perfectly. Thanks to the final touches of Donnie, this large knife is extremely well balanced and maneuverable in the hand and very comfortable to use.”

The JD Tanto is tantalizing to the senses and made for real deal use. It would be my honor for you to own one. Very special thanks to Donnie b all day and KHHI for helping bring this beauty to life.

Joe Lav.


Features of JD Tanto as designed:

  • Overall Length: 20 inches (13inch Blade + 7 inch handle); handforged and well heat treated, paper cutting sharp with rounded spin and fullers
  • 7 mm thick and 2 inch widest point 
  • Full tang with pinned rounded Rosewood scales and glued down leather wrap
  • Steel pommel and welded guard
  • Traditional leather Sheath, wood wrapped in black leather, with a touch of JAP Samurai style red leather wrapping
  • 'JD Tanto' embossed steel plate on the sheath 
  • Rattle snake tail attachment in lanyard hole for classy and unique look 




Review video from Joe (Designer) himself 

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I received my JD Tanto today and was immediately impressed with the craftsmanship, balance, and overall beauty and design of the blade. The spine is thicker than I though it would be which is another plus and the edge is razor sharp. Well done by KHHI.

Date: 8th March, 2023

Todd Stewart

Found this knife watching YouTube and fell in love with it

This is the best blade I’ve ever owned and KHHI has some of the best customer service I’ve ever experienced. 10/10 They just earned a lifelong customer! Thank you Milan your work is truly beautiful brother.

Date: 5th January, 2023

Kamron Betts Lubbock, Texas, USA


The craftsmanship and attention to detail are spot-on. Blade came beautifully polished with a properly ground edge and symmetry. I ordered from here once before and plan on doing so again. I have a huge collection of high quality blades and this one has became my favorite. Thank you KHHI for the lovely masterpiece.

Date: 20th May, 2022


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