Seward Tanto TAD Edition

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The Seward Tanto TAD Edition is a traditional Japanese style defensive knife, updated with modern materials to enhance performance and carry.

Ben Seward expertly crafts a profile with an acute point and substantial belly into a single package. The San Mai blade has a 1095 core nestled between 410 stainless in a beautiful hammer forged finish with a pronounced hamon. 

The full tang and substantial .222” spine thickness create a robust tool up to any task asked of it. The handle has a traditional cord wrap over hemp for traction, and a Turk’s head knot to lock the hand behind the blade. The balance of the blade and handle design leave few tasks out of reach for this middleweight Tanto.

How the knife is carried is just as important as the knife itself. The Seward Tanto includes a foldover style Kydex sheath and handmade titanium J-hook for IWB carry.


  • Hammer forged finish 

  • San Mai 1095/410 w/ Hamon

  • Traditional Cord Wrap w/ Turk’s head knot 

  • Hidden tang inside of black micarta handle half guard made from stainless steel with blasted finish

  • Sheath made from leather wrapped kydex w titanium J hook 

Behind the Scenes with Ben Seward

Ben started his knife making career in 2010, attending classes at the Moran School of Bladesmithing.  Lin Rhea, Jerry Fisk and Kyle Royer are some of many friends whom he credits for helping hone his craft.  He earned his Journeyman rating with the American Bladesmith Society in 2013 and is looking forward to testing for his Mastersmith soon.  An avid outdoorsman as well as a student of edged weapons, Ben strives to make a tool first and art second. 

By placing an order with Triple Aught Design, you are verifying that you are over 18 years of age and are aware of all local, state and federal laws regarding the possession of, or the carrying of this product. Triple Aught Design shall be held blameless for any infraction of laws made by the purchaser.



Blade: San Mai 1095/410

Guard: Turk’s Head Knot 

Handle / Scales: Cord Wrap

Handle: Kydex IWB w/ Custom Titanium J Hook 


Blade Length: 3.92” (9.97 cm)

Blade Thickness: 0.222” (0.56 cm)

Handle / Scale Length(Behind Turks Head): 3.97” (10.1cm)

Handle Thickness (at Swell):  0.536” (.136 cm)

Overall Length:  8.63” ( 21.92cm)


With Sheath:  7.41 oz (210 grams)

Without Sheath: 5.80oz ( 164.5grams)


San Mai 1095/410

Hammer Forged Finish 

Differentially Tempered 

Acute Tanto Style Blade Profile 

Turks Head Knot 

Cord Wrap over Hemp

Full Tang

Kydex IWB Sheath w Custom Titanium J  Hook

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