Zubeng Forge – NEW Model ~ Tamahagane Companion


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Azalea
Blade Steel: Hand Forged Tamahagane
Blade Length: 4  1/4″
OAL: 9  1/8
Sheath: Leather
Guard: Integral

In stock

SKU: C30-13.01.5 Categories: , ,



 Zubeng Forge is a Smithy in the heart of China, Master Rich Chen uses an Ancient formula to create true Tamahagane steel for his swords and knives.  Making Tamahagane steel is a long and labor intensive process which starts with select Iron Sand and other Natural materials that are found in only a few places in the world.

Here is a video of Master Chen Forging Tamahagane steel that will become the Soul of a Traditional Chinese Sword


  Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Master Rich Chen of Zubeng Forge

 ~ Direct from the Maker ~ 

Exclusively at Fort Henry Custom Knives 

Master Chen brought me a piece of the actual Tamahagane Steel he makes ~ this slab is as it appears “In Process” 

 This is a model that I have not had from Master Chen – an improved smaller design from the standard Hunter.  The blade has a Mid Height Convex Grind – an amazing cutter / slicer for any type of Field or Stream chore.  Hand crafted from the same hand made Tamahagane steel as Ancient Chinese swords.  

Differential Heat Treat leaves an intricate flowing Hamon which defines the hardness zones of the blade from the Softer spine and is clearly visible in all true Tamahagane pieces. 

The Stabilized Azalea handle has beautiful Natural coloring and tons of grain. It is thick and nicely contoured with a Forward Finger placement area on each side of the handle, the Red Liners and Mosaic pins certainly add more eye appeal.

The Handle Scales have Shrunk slightly so the Tang and the Mosaic Pins can be felt.  

This knife blade has an excellent geometry, the Convex edge is amazingly sharp – it provides both strength and precision cutting ability and only Stropping is recommended to maintain the edge.  

A beautiful Hand Made knife with exotic details. 

  This knife comes complete with a thick Custom leather belt sheath that is worn Vertically on the RH side.

A beautiful hand made blade with the Sweat and Soul of the Maker in the Steel. 


Complete with a Care Certificate from Master Chen.


Brand New from the Maker.  The handle scales have shrank ever so slightly, just a tiny bit so that you can feel the tang with your fingertips.

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in
Type of knife