Samurai tanto Japanese sword carbon steel engraved sharp blade rayskin handle. The tanto is a knife. The blade is single or double edged with a length between 15 and 30 cm. The tanto was designed primarily as a stabbingweapon, but the edge can be used for slashing as well.
Tanto are generally forged in hira-zukuri style (without ridgeline), meaning that their sides have no ridge line and are nearly flat, unlike the shinogi-zukuri structure of a katana. Some tanto have particularly thick cross-sections for armor-piercing duty, and are called yoroi toshi.
Tanto were mostly carried by samurai, as commoners did not generally wear them. Women sometimes carried a small tanto called a kaiken in their obi primarily for self-defense. Tanto were sometimes worn as the shoto in place of a wakizashi in a daisho, especially on the battlefield. Before the advent of the wakizashi / tanto combination, it was common for a samurai to carry a tachi and a tanto as opposed to a katana and a wakizashi.
OVERALL LENGTH: 41 cm / 16.14 inch. BLADE LENGTH: 24.5 cm / 9.6 inch. TSUKA LENGTH: 11.5 cm / 4.5 inch. BLADE CRAFT: fully handforged, water quenching.BO-HI: single groove on one side. HANDLE: white rayskin wrapped, buffalo horn kashira fuchi, brass menuki. SCABBARD: red and black wooden scabbard with buffalo horn fittngs, red & black specialized sageo. 1 bag (randomly chosen color and pattern). International Buyers - Please Note.
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