Tanto T10 Clay Tempered Steel Rosewood Saya
T10 Clay Tempered Steel Tanto with Bohi. the blade is full tang, featuring Rosewood Saya.
Sword Type: Tanto
Steel Type: T10 Clay Tempered Steel
Blade Length: 31 Centimeters
Handle Length: 14 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Sharpness: Fully Sharpened
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
Do you want to start collecting swords but want to get something different from the usual katana? If that is the case, then this tanto with a rosewood saya is something you should consider adding to your collection. Sword pieces were difficult to acquire in the past, yet today, you can easily have one for yourself with just a few clicks.
The Rosewood Saya & Sword Dimensions
Rosewood is the material utilized for this saya. It is resistant to wear and tear, making it great for protecting this tanto. The saya is generally a sheath and it safeguards the blade when its not being used. Aside from the saya, a silk sword bag is also included to carry the sword and also add to its protection. For its dimensions, the tanto weighs just 0.8 kilograms. Its tsuka measures 14 centimeters for single-handed use, and its blade is 31 centimeters long and 3.2 centimeters wide.
The T10 Blade
The Japanese Tanto blade is made using T10 clay tempered steel. It contains 1% carbon thus, giving it a very hard edge. It goes through the process of differential hardening, giving the tanto a hard edge and a soft spine for flexibility. It is also clay tempered which makes this tanto excellent for extensive tameshigiri. The blade is also sharpened so this tanto is most suitable for cutting practice and training.
Full Tang and the Bohi
Full tang blades like this tanto is the best for training. Its a more durable and sturdy piece since its blade and tsuka are one piece of solid metal. This gives the tanto more rigidity and strength which is necessary for cutting practice or training.
This blade also features a bohi. It is necessary to make the sword lighter and easier to wield. The bohi is also referred to as the fuller or blood groove and it is the beveled slot on the flat side of the tantos blade. The bohi runs down the length of the blade and also alters its balance point.
Tanto in the Heian Period
The creation of the tanto dates all the way back to the Heian period. It was the time when Chinese influences such as Buddhism and Taoism were rampant. During the Heian period, the tanto blades were primarily used as weapons. The designs evolved and improved throughout the years, thus becoming more ornamental and decorative. However, it was also used for practicing the classic Japanese martial arts called the Tantojutsu.
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