T10 Clay Tempered Ninja Tanto With Copper Tsuba
Blade: T10 Steel (clay tempered)
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): copper tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): metal alloy
Tsuka (Handle): red ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): rosewood saya
Blade Length: 31 cm
Handle Length: 16 cm
Approximate Weight: 0.82 kg
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
The Tanto first made its appearance around the 8th century during the Heian Period. These first Tantos were almost always used as functional weapons and as a result did not have much have much artistic quality. Another result of their functional use was that not many survived from this period. It was during this time, and the years up until the 16th century, that the Tanto was worn with the Tachi as the Daisho of the Samurai. Women would also sometimes wear a smaller version of the Tanto in their Obi for self defence. All the fittings and materials used in the Tantos construction are genuine materials. The Tanto is full tang and comes sharp. It is suitable for tamashigiri (target cutting).
The blade of the sword has been constructed from differentially hardened T10 with a nami hamon. The kissaki is a medium length chu style. The entire tanto has been authentically forged with meticulous attention to detail. All the fittings and materials used in the Tantos construction are genuine materials. The Tanto is full tang and comes sharpened.
The saya has been constructed from high quality rosewood in natural finish. The kurigata is polished rosewood with black sageo. The koiguchi is a black protective ring that prevents the saya from cracking.
Blade is fully functional and capable of target cutting.
- Handmade T10 Steel Blade (Clay Tempered).
- The blade comes full tang and sharp.
- Saya: The saya is rosewood with hand crafted fittings and red samekawa ray skin.
- Tsuka: The habaki is brass and handle is hard wooden wrapped in black.