New upcoming Shibata Tinker series - Chibi Tank & Mini Tank

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Husky_ky

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Saw the IG post from Shibata showing his upcoming Chibi Tank (140mm) and Mini Tank (110mm).

Picture below has the Tank 180mm up top, followed by the Chibi then the Mini.
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Anyone besides me excited? 😍🥰
 
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Mini tank definitely caught my eye, not sure if it’s useful for my needs but it’s adorable 🤣 Whether I pick it up depends on the price , if it’s OG tank prices for a knife half the size I’ll probably pass

Does irrationally annoy me the size is now tank > chibi > mini instead of tank > mini > chibi. Feels like the one called cute should be the smallest 🧐
 

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What's the small one for? I like it but need to somehow justify. Maybe grapes, but only the ones that aren't too big?
 

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Mini tank reminds me of masakage’s weird little shoe making knife thing. I dig it, but can’t imagine when I’d use it.
 

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The Chibi Tank and Mini Tank finally arrived home yesterday after 22 weeks on order!

These are Aogami Super core with soft stainless cladding, just like their big bother Tinker Tank.

Without further ado, here are some pictures -
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Looking forward to testing them out soon!
 

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The Chibi Tank and Mini Tank finally arrived home yesterday after 22 weeks on order!

These are Aogami Super core with soft stainless cladding, just like their big bother Tinker Tank.

Without further ado, here are some pictures -
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Looking forward to testing them out soon!
I’ve wanted one of these for a while! Although now I realize they’re stainless clad my life will be less stressful. Not a knock on the knife or stainless cladding, just preference 🙂. I do love me some AS.

Enjoy!
 

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I would prefer that they'd gone in the other direction, offering a 205 and a 225mm version with sizable flat spot. But I guess tiny freakshow knives are... cute?
 
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