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
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Master Chen brought me a piece of the actual Tamahagane Steel as it appears “In Process”
This is rare, small Light Weight Flat Ground blade that would work beautifully as a Bird N Trout, General Carry or Small Game Hunting knife.
Hand Forged from the same hand made Tamahagane steel that Master Chen uses for his High End Chinese swords!
A Differential Heat Treat leaves an intricate flowing Hamon which defines the Hardness Zones of the blade ~ from the Softer spine to the Hard Cutting Edge.
This type of Hamon is clearly visible in all true Tamahagane pieces.
The handle is nicely contoured ~ this is a small, Full Tang knife with a Full Grip sized handle, easily carried and it will fit most any grip.
This elegant Hand Forged blade has been given rich Cocobolo handle scales that have wonderful natural grain, the Small Brass Pins add an nice touch.
This knife comes complete with a thick Custom Leather Pocket sheath.
Hand Stitched and very secure.
A beautiful blade with the Sweat and Soul of the Maker in the Steel.
A true Traditional that will be a treasured part of any collection.
I have Two so the Handle Grain may vary slightly from the pic.