Traditional Japanese Tanto 1060 Folded Steel Tiger Shirasaya
Overall Length 51 (cm), Blade length 31 (cm)
Weight: 0.6 Kg
Material: High Carbon AISI 1060 Steel
Blade: Fully sharpened
Blade: Folded AISI 1060 carbon steel (13 folds, 8192 layers)
Blood Groove: non Blade Edge: fully sharpened (Sharp)
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: tiger habaki (made of brass)
Tsuba (Hand Guard): n/a
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): n/a
Tsuka (Handle): white bamboo wood
Tang: Full tang
Saya (scabbard): white bamboo wood
Sword bag/box: 1 silk sword bag
You are looking at a traditional Japanese Tanto. It has been folded 13 times (creating 8192 grain layers) and sharpened by the traditional 12 step methods. The balance of the blade is perfect and the sword is completely functional. The Tanto can be used for Iaido, drills, practice and cutting tests. The saya has a bamboo wooden finish and it fits seamlessly into the handle. A silk bag is included.
The blade features a midium Kissaki with a well defined Yokote. The sword is full tang and sharp.