The tanto or short sword is a Japanese blade used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. It dates back to the Heian period and was mainly designed for stabbing but can be used for close quarter slashing. Women would sometimes carry a tanto concealed in their sash or obi for self-defense.
This tanto is in a shirasaya style of mounting, it has beautiful shape. The wood is redwood with natural grains. The fuchi and koiguchi are made of polished, black buffalo horn. The blade is made of durable 1095 high carbon steel and clay tempered, hamon is clearly visible on the blade.
|Overall Length : 54cm / 21.3"||Nagasa(Blade) : 31cm / 12.2"|
|Tsuka(Handle) : 15cm / 5.9"||Motohaba(width near habaki) : 3.1cm|
|Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 2.2cm||Sori(Curve) : 0.7cm|
|Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.5mm||Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 3mm|
|Blade : Maru, 1095 High Carbon Steel||Saya Material : Huawi Wood+Buffalo Horn|
|Handle Material : Huawi Wood+Buffalo Horn||Weight without saya : 0.55kg/1.2lb|
|POB : 5.5cm||Shipping weight : 1kg|
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag and spare Mekugies(bamboo nails).
2) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword. We appreciate your understanding.