Handmade Shirasaya Tanto Blade T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Handmade Shirasaya Tanto Blade constrcuted of T10 Clay Tempered Steel featuering Rosewood Saya With Brass Koiguchi
Sword Type: Tanto
Steel Type: T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Blade Length: 31 Centimeters
Handle Length: 15 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: With Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): N/A
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): N/A
Kashira (Pommel): N/A
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): N/A
Saya (Scabbard): Rosewood Saya With Brass Koguchi
Ito (Wrap): N/A
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: Silk
This is a Shirasaya Tanto that comes with a stunning rosewood saya with a brass Koguchi. Its blade is crafted out of T10 steel that has undergone clay tempering. T10 steel is also called High Speed Steel.
The Blade and its Steel
This Tanto is a full tang, and it is a great choice for practice cutting. It isn’t too heavy and it is tough. It also has a certain level of rigidity to it. The blade is full tang which makes this Tanto practical, while giving it good and comfortable dimensions and strength.
The edge of this blade is clay tempered. With that, it can keep a really sharp edge for longer periods. Though its spine is always kept soft, allowing the Tanto to move easily and to keep it flexible.
Fully Sharpened Shiraya Tanto with the Bohi
Since this Tanto is fully sharpened, it makes for an excellent tool for practice. It can stand up to the rigors and challenges of training in the Dojo, or even during backyard practice.
This is already a light blade, but the presence of a Bohi makes this handmade Samurai sword swift and quicker. This gives you that great Tachi Kaze or sword wind sound, when you make individual swings with the blade. It provides outstanding feedback on angle, and even at the speed of your cut.
Aside from these, another function of the Bohi is that it helps balance out the point of the Tanto. This is another reason for the swiftness and quickness of the blade.
The Tanto Saya and Extras
This Shirasaya Tanto comes with a classic rosewood Saya with a brass Koiguchi. The term Saya is literally a scabbard that sheaths the blade of a sword or knife like this Tanto.
The primary purpose of it is to protect the blade; plus, it also allows you to do a quick and easy draw the sword. This is necessary when you are using the Tanto for practice or cutting sessions.
A great addition to this is a silk sword bag. It can be useful for keeping the blade for added protection, or you can use it for carrying the Tanto around. This is if you need to bring the Shirasaya Tanto with you while traveling to the Dojo.
Measurements and Sizes
The Tanto is light weighing only 0.78 kilograms. Its Tsuka is 15 centimeters long, while the blade is 31 centimeters in length, and 3.2 centimeters wide.
History of the Tanto
The Tanto first appeared halfway through the Heian period. With the start of the Kamakura, these Tanto were pieces forged to become more attractive. The most popular styles during the time were the Uchi and Hira Sori Tanto.
By the mid Kamakura period, more artisans of the Tanto appeared. This increased the number of the blade, and the Kanmuri Otoshi became the favored style. It became a prevalent piece in cities like Yamato and Kyoto.
Because of this style, the Tanto became wider and longer during the Kamakura.
The presence of the Hachiman faith became apparent on the hilts of the Tanto during this time. The Hamon appeared like that of the Tachi, except for the lack of the Choji Midare, which is the Nioi and Utsuri.
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