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Practical Plus tanto

length: 16 5/8"
blade: 11 3/4"
blade width: 1"
grip and pommel: 4 3/4"
guard: 1 7/8"
weight (tanto): 11.2 oz
weight (tanto & saya): 15.2 oz

Companion dagger to the Practical Plus katana and Practical Plus wakizashi samurai swords made by Paul Chen/Hanwei. The blade is hand-forged high-carbon steel and differentially tempered using a traditional claying method (HRC 60 edge, HRC 40 spine) with a medium (chu) kissaki. The temper line (hamon) is quite prominent. Flat black saya and a black Japanese cotton sageo. The tsuka has ray skin same and the tsuka-ito is black synthetic leather for better gripping qualities. The antiqued fittings on the Practical Plus katana, wakizashi, and tanto are decorated in a Japanese dogwood motif with a beautiful antiqued black sunburst tsuba.

Price: $210

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