Zubeng Forge – Tamahagane Recurve Hunter


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Stabilized Spalted Maple 
Blade Steel: Hand Forged Tamahagane
Blade Length: 4  1/4″
OAL: 8  5/8
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 the EXCLUSIVE  DEALER for Master Rich Chen of Zubeng Forge

 Just Received ~ Direct from the Maker

 This is a beautiful Full Convex Recurve blade hunting knife, completely 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. 

This unique Stabilized Spalted Maple handle has some stunning colors and wonderful natural grain.

The handle is completely contoured with a Forward Finger placement area on each side of the handle, the Red Liners and Mosaic pins certainly add more eye appeal ~ and this example has a very comfortable Thumb Recess in the spine.

This knife blade has the same shape as traditional Chinese Swords, the full Convex geometry 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 very snug fitting thick Custom leather belt sheath that can be work Horizontally on the Left Front Side or Behind the Back for RH extraction. 

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


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in


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