Japanese Tanto T10 Clay Tempered Steel Choji Hamon with Hadori Polish
This Japanese Tanto is made of T10 Clay Tempered Steel with Choji Hamon and Hadori Polish, it comes with Rosewood Saya and High Quality Copper Fittings
Sword Type: Tanto
Steel Type: T10 Clay Tempered Steel Hadori Polish
Blade Length: 31 Centimeters
Handle Length: 15 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: Double Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): High Quality Copper Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): High Quality Copper Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): High Quality Copper Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): High Quality Copper Menuki
Saya (Scabbard): Rosewood Saya
Ito (Wrap): White
Ray Skin (Samegawa): Gold
Sword Bag: Silk
This T10 clay tempered Tanto comes with a Hadori polished blade. Added to it is a Choji Hamon and a charming rosewood Saya.
The T10 Clay Choji Hadori Polish
Tanto made of T10 steel are very durable and strong. It is also called tool steel that can retain a sharp edge for prolonged periods. Because of this, T10 blades do not require extensive care and maintenance. They only need proper cleaning, oiling, and safekeeping.
As a clay tempered Tanto, its blade has a certain hardness and solidity to it. This is due to the non-uniform allotment of clay slurry. This gives it a more flexible and forgeable spine, resulting in a very sharp edge.
About the Choji Hamon, it is one of the oldest patterns that appear on the sword. While Hadori is a polishing process that made this Tanto to have a better and more beautiful Hamon for aesthetics.
Dimensions, and Tanto Fittings
This is a Tanto that weighs 0.83 kilograms. Its blade length is 31 x 3.2 centimeters (L x W), while its Tsuka is 15 centimeters long.
Fittings included in this Tanto are the following. One is the Tsuba or hand guard which contributes to the performance of this Tanto. It weighs the blade properly and counter balances the blade.
The Fuchi is the handle collar, a part located between the Tsuka and Tsuba. It often works by covering the opening of the Tsuka on blades like this Tanto. The Kashira is a cap at the end of the Tsuka, while the Menuki is a decorative piece woven beneath the Ito. The main function of the Menuki is to hide the Mekugi pins holding the Tsuka in place.
Accessories and The Tsuka
For convenience, this Tanto has a silk sword bag that you can use to carry it around. It has a rosewood Saya that has been perfectly shaped to fit the blade well. This type of wood becomes more superb as it ages, and is also considered to be very durable.
For aesthetic and function, the Tsuka is carefully wrapped with a white Tsuka Ito. It is set over the gold Samegawa that goes perfect together. The Ito helps prevent instances of technical failure when using this Tanto. For the Samegawa, it protects the Tsuka and designed mainly for keeping your hands dry from sweat.
The Tanto and its Blade
It can be used for practice since it is fully sharpened. It is functional and can stand up to a certain level of force and abuse. The presence of a double Bohi makes this Tanto easier to wield. It also becomes quicker and faster since it balances the point of the blade.
Being a full tang makes this Tanto a great choice for training. It comes with a durable and tough blade that can withstand the rigors of real training. It is also excellent for cutting practice.
Use of the Tanto in Martial Arts
Tanto were blades used in classic martial arts called Tantojutsu. The term has made a comeback in the West in the 1980s and appeared as point-style weapons. Generally, these are modern tactical knives designed for stabbing or piercing.
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