The tanto dates to the Heian period, when it was mainly used as a weapon but evolved in design over the years to become more ornate. Tanto were used in traditional martial arts (tantojutsu).
The term has seen a resurgence in the West since the 1980s as a point style of modern tactical knives, designed for piercing or stabbing. The tanto is a sword, but is used as a knife. The blade is single or double edged with a length between 15 and 30 cm (1 Japanese shaku).
The tanto was designed primarily as a stabbing weapon, 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. The blade of this sword is made of.The high-performance blade has very good toughness and does not deform when bent at 90 degrees. The hardness is as high as 55. Cutting the wire does not hurt the blade.
It can be used in battle or for display. We would highly recommend it as a gift.
Anyone would be thrilled to receive a gorgeous sword as a gift! OVERALL LENGTH: 55 cm / 21.7 inch BLADE LENGTH: 33 cm / 13 inch TSUKA LENGTH: 17 cm / 6.7 inch BLADE WIDTH: 3.2 cm / 1.26 inch BLADE THICKNESS: 0.7 cm / 0.28 BLADE CRAFT: fully hand forged, water quenching BLADE MATERIAL: T10 carbon steel BLADE SHAPE.
NAKAGO: full tang KISSAKI: medium (chukissaki). TSUKA(HANDLE): hard wood core, hineri maki MEKUGI: 1 bamboo peg TSUKA-ITO: dark green synthetic silk cord SAMEGAWA: genuine black rayskin FUCHI / KASHIRA: alloy MENUKI: monster pattern, alloy TSUBA(HAND GUARD): alloy SEPPA: high quality brass HABAKi: brass SAYA: matt black lacquered wooden scabbard, wrapped by dark green synthetic silk sageo. No display stand and other fittings along with.
In the unokubi zukuri, a back that grows abruptly thinner around the middle of the blade, and it regains its thickness just before the point. There is normally a short, wide groove extending to the midway point on the blade. International Buyers - Please Note.
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