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Practical Plus Tanto

Practical Plus Tanto, Japanese Samurai Dagger 1566 Carbon Steel Live Blade

$395.00

High carbon forged blade

Fully functional

Differential tempering

The Practical Plus Tanto (SH2259) matches our Practical Plus Katana (SH2073) and Wakizashi (SH2118). The blade is hand-forged at Hanwei of high-carbon steel and differentially hardened using a traditional claying method (HRC 60 edge, HRC 40 spine). The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent. The flat black saya features a black cotton sageo. The tsuka has genuine ray skin (same) with a black synthetic leather tsuka-ito for better gripping qualities. The antiqued fittings on this set are decorated in a Japanese dogwood motif with a beautiful antiqued black sunburst tsuba.

Overall: 16 1/2“
Blade Length: 11“
Handle Length: 4 1/4“
Weight: 13oz
Point of Balance: 1 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.10"
Thickness at Guard: .21"
Sori: 1/4"

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

1566 Carbon Steel Information

A high-carbon and manganese spring steel used by Hanwei in many of their differentially hardened Japanese swords and through-hardened medieval swords. This deep hardening steel provides a consistent microstructure ensuring a long life and excellent edge holding in demanding applications.1566 Steel Composition: 0.6-0.7C 0.85-1.15Mn


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