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" (41.9cm)
Blade Length: 11" (28cm)
Handle Length: 4 1/4" (10.8cm)
Weight: 13oz (369g)
Point of Balance: 1 1/2" (3.8cm)
Width at Guard: 1.10" (2.8cm)
Thickness at Guard: .21" (0.53cm)
Sori: 1/4" (0.64cm)
Blade Steel: 1566
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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