A tanto "short blade" is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto) that were worn by the samurai
class of feudal Japan. The tanto dates to the Heian period, when it was mainly used as a weapon but evolved in
design over the years to become more ornate. Tanto were used in traditional martial arts (tantojutsu) and saw a
resurgence of use in the West in the 1980s as the design made its way to the US and is a common blade pattern
found in modern tactical knives.
Tanto used by Yakusas to slice a phalange of auricular as a sign of
forgiveness or allegiance when they infringed the code of honor.
Overall Length : 37 cm.
Blade : 23 cm. Razor sharped. Hand-forged in Tamahagane carbon steel
differentially tempered, using the traditional claying method to
produce a hardness of HRC60 at the edge and HRC40 on the
Weight : 280 G.
Delivered in a luxury satined case with cleaning kit and laquered wooden
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