Japanese Tanto Blade 1095 Folded Steel
This Japanese Tanto Blade is made of 1095 Folded Steel featuering Matt Black Hardwood Saya and Metal Fittings
Sword Type: Tanto
Steel Type: 1095 Folded Steel
Blade Length: 15 Centimeters
Handle Length: 10 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: With Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): Metal Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): Metal Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): Metal Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): Metal Menuki
Saya (Scabbard): Matt Black Hardwood Saya
Ito (Wrap): Black And White Silk
Ray Skin (Samegawa): White
Sword Bag: Silk
This is a fully sharpened Tanto which is functional for real-time use. It is a perfect blade for backyard practice. It is also able to withstand harsh training environments and become your favorite pocket blade.
Sizes and Tanto Blade Description
This Tanto is lightweight at 0.62 kilograms. It has a blade measuring 15 centimeters in length and 3.2 centimeters in width, with a Tsuka that is 10 centimeters.
It comes with a Bohi that helps in changing the blades balance. This keeps the Tanto swift, quick, and very easy to use. The presence of the Bohi gives this Tanto a nice Tachi Kaze. You will get that awesome wind sound every time you swing the blade.
Tanto Ornaments and its Tsuka
Its fittings, namely the Kashira, Tsuba, Menuki, and Fuchi, are all made out of metal. These are both decorative and functional to keep the Tanto sturdy and efficient for use.
Its Tsuka is the grip, and wrapped with a white Samegawa. It’s accompanied by a black and white silk Tsuka Ito, giving the blade a more stunning look.
These two elements do not only beautify the blade. They also help protect the Tsuka, keep a firm grip on it, and prevents sweating. The presence of these are necessary, since they prevent accidental cuts and slip ups.
Added Aesthetics and Accessories
Adding to its charm is the matte black hardwood Saya. It is a kind of wood known for its efficiency and strength. There is even a silk sword bag included; this being useful when traveling to the Dojo with the Tanto.
Tanto Blades in Todays Modern Era
The Tanto was created halfway through the Heian era. By the Kamakura period, the design of the Tanto improved. Swordsmiths forged this to become more aesthetically appealing. The Uchi and Hira Sori styles were the most popular in this time. This increased the production of the Tanto.
It was common for Tantojutsu practitioners to use the Tanto. For this classic martial arts, they often used a blade with a single or double edge. From the beginning, it was made for stabbing, though the sharp edge can also be for slashing.
The Tanto around WWII
A lot of Tanto were forged even before WWII when the emperor was eventually restored to power. Imperial Court members started wearing the Tachi and Tanto set again. This caused the number of Tanto to increase.
After The Second World War, sword forging became restricted. This caused the crafting of the Tanto to plummet. But at some point, interest on the Tanto grew among the Europeans and Americans. Thus, it increased the demand for the blade outside Japan.
There are also contemporary Tanto created by sword and knife makers. These pieces feature a more American design with thicker spines. The design does provide increased strength along the tip. Not only that, but its grip can be altered for better ergonomics.
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