Japanese Tanto 1095 Folded Steel
This Japanese Tanto is made of 1095 Folded Steel with Rosewood Saya
Sword Type: Tanto
Steel Type: 1095 Folded Steel
Blade Length: 15 Centimeters
Handle Length: 10 Centimeters
Blade Width: 2.8 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
Ito (Wrap): N/A
Ray Skin (Samegawa): N/A
Sword Bag: Silk
This fine Tanto blade is a full Tang piece made of 1095 folded carbon steel. It comes with authentic rosewood Saya where you can keep or store the blade. Rosewood is a good material for the Saya. It is tough enough to prevent any damages to the blade.
Measurements and Dimensions
This Tanto has a blade that measures 15 centimeters long and 2.8 centimeters wide. For its Tsuka, it has a length of 10 centimeters. It is a lightweight weapon, and overall, this Tanto weighs only 0.4 kilograms so it is easy to wield.
The Tanto Blade
This Tanto features a blade made of 1095 steel. This steel is strong, tough, and can keep a sharp edge longer. Since the steel has undergone folding, its blades surface acquires Hada patterns. This is something that adds to the aesthetic appeal of the Tanto.
It has a fully sharpened blade with a full tang, making it durable for Tameshigiri. It has a Bohi which helps reduce the weight of the blade and gives great feedback on the speed of the users cuts.
The Saya and its Sword Bag
A beautiful rosewood Saya is present to store the Tanto when on display. Rosewood is durable and resistant, making it excellent for a Saya. Aside from this, it also comes with a silk sword bag for added storage and protection.
Brief History of the Tanto
The Tanto is one of the notable weapons used by the Samurai in the Japanese history. Just like the Katana, it has a rich history and dates back to the 10th century. Its artistic structure and style has changed.
During the Heian period, the Tanto knife appeared out of necessity and practicality. Most people associated the Samurai with the Katana. However, the Tanto was also a weapon that they often used. It was their last line of defense in battle.
By the 15th century, military conflict became constant, leading to the Sengoku era. Since the Tanto became necessary for battles, mass production of this weapon occurred.
By the 18th century, the conflicts started to settle and the demand for the Tanto decreased. This caused the production of the weapon to suffer further. Swordsmiths still produced a few Tanto. Yet these were mostly copies of previous styles and designs. Before The Second World War, there was a resurgence in the popularity of the Tanto.
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