Zubeng Forge – Tamahagane Hunter


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Stabilized Cocobolo
Blade Steel: Hand Forged Tamahagane
Blade Length: 4  1/2″
OAL: 9
Sheath: Leather
Guard: Integral

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 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 making Tamahagane for his Sword


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





 Direct from the Maker from the Blade Show 2013 

 Master Chen and I had an enjoyable chat at the Blade Show ~ we discussed his knives, swords and the Ancient Technique of making Tamahagane Steel. Master Chen even brought me a piece of his Tamahagane that is about 1/3 of the way refined. 

I am proud to be the Exclusive Dealer for Master Chen’s Full Convex blade hunting knives, 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 Cocobolo handle has beautiful natural color and 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.  

This knife blade has the same shape as traditional Chinese Swords, the Convex edge is amazingly sharp – it provides both strength and precision cutting ability and only Stropping is recommended to maintain the edge.  

  This knife comes complete with a thick Custom leather belt sheath that can be work Vertically on the RH side.

Or also worn Horizontally on as a Cross Draw.    


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

Only from The Fort !


Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in


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