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Old September 26, 2001, 05:19 AM   #4
ICBentley
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Historical tantos did not have "tanto" points. The strength for penetration can be designed into the point without the sharp angle in the blade. In ordinary use the apex area of the blade is likely to be overused and dull rapidly. Repeated use and sharpening will round out the angle unless one is careful to preserve it.

I think it's a fashion statement, not a functional feature.

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