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Tanagi is a new custom knife by DED knives, made by a very talented Russian knife maker - Gennadiy Dedyukhin. All Ded knives are beautiful, perfectly made and very functional at the same time. Gennadiy has unbelievable attention to details which you can see in all parts of this beautiful knife.
Tanagi is a classic knife with a Japanese touch. This model is suitable for all outdoor activities, EDC and more. The knife has a beautiful drop point flat grind blade made of premium M390 steel and super tough Micarta handle.
This is a 100% handmade masterpiece which will be a great addition to your collection.
The knife comes with a solid and tough custom leather or Kydex sheath.
We have two options for you to choose:
Option one: dark green Micarta with Brown Leather sheath.
Option two: Black Micarta with Black Kydex sheath.
|Overall length:||9" (228 mm)|
|Blade length:||4.5" (114 mm)|
|Blade thickness:||3/16" (4.5 mm)|
|Handle:||Micarta (see options)|
|Weight w/ Sheath:||9.7 Oz (273 g.)|
DED Tanagi w/green-black micarta, leather sheath
I purchased this knife to serve as a slightly larger option to my DED Tactic D for hiking/camping/general use. The Tanagi is as finely executed overall as the Tactic D, but with standard green-black Micarta scales instead of the deluxe “brain”-type Micarta on the D. But interestingly, the blade finish on the Tanagi has a very smooth and elegant stonewash finish compared to the normal polished look (with grind lines visible) on the D. Further, the edge bevel on the Tanagi has a mirror finish in perfect contrast to the silky look of the rest of the blade. The Tanagi weighs 6.6 oz. (knife only, compared to the 4.9 oz. for the D), is balanced just behind the mosaic pin, and gives the user a real feeling of confidence (and satisfaction). Despite the absence of a finger guard, the grip is excellent and secure with the sculpting on the scales and perfect jimping above and below the front of the scales. The blade has a bit of an exotic stance to it, unique from the drop points I’ve owned or seen. Cuts/slices like a dream and enough heft for light chopping or light batoning.
Love the entire package, including the high quality leather sheath with metal clip for belt attachment.
Fast shipping and helpful advice from Vlad at Russian Knives. Batting 1000 with my 3 purchases from Russian Knives - all keepers!