Miscellaneous One offs Shibata Tinker Tank

Well wow, this is a beast of a knife, tank is certainly an appropriate name!

A collaboration with Ikeda San and Shibata San these are small batches of different knives that are not going to be part of a set. Limited edition each knife is engraved with the date of forging and the batch number. In our case we have 4 and 14 out of a batch of 18. They are called Tinker in reference to the English expression 'tinkering' meaning to have a play about with something and it also refers to the rusticity. Completely hand-made this is a beautiful knife and the fit and finish is superb.

Please note this knife does not come in a box, it is wrapped in newspaper in true 'Tinker' fashion although it will be shipped in a box by us!


Super blue steel with an HRC of 63:64 and clad in stainless.

At a glance

We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.

The technical bits

  • Blade length 180 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total length 340 mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
  • Blade height 87 mm Heel to spine
  • Total weight 299 grams
  • Left or right handed Both
  • Type Bunka

Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.

What You Get

Depending on the knife and blacksmith the packaging may vary so check on the knife you're buying and we'll try and include a photo or description of everything that comes with it. Rest assured, as with all our knives, we'll still send out some plasters and a knife care tips card with your purchase.

What is a Bunka knife?

A good general purpose knife that's a similar to a santoku or gyuto but with a more pronounced tip for intricate work.

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