Musashi ASUKA Handmade Japanese Samurai Tanto Sword Sharp with Wooden Gift Box
- Musashi ASUKA Handmade Japanese Samurai Tanto Sword Sharp with Wooden Gift Box
- 4.00 LBS
- Calculated at Checkout
Overall Length:18 "
Blade Length:11.15 "
Kissake Length:2.5 "
Handle Material:Ray Skin
Handle Length:5.75 "
Beginning Thickness:0.25 "
Blade Material:Medium & High Carbon Steel
The Tanto first made its appearance around the 8th century during the Heian Period. These first Tantos were almost always used as functional weapons and as a result did not have much artistic quality. Another result of the Tantos functional use was that not many survived from this period. It was during this time, and the years leading up to the 16th century, that the Tanto was worn with the Tachi as the Daisho of the Samurai. Women would also sometimes wear a smaller version of the Tanto in their Obi for self defense.
This is a reproduction inspired by the ornate Tantos of the Late Edo period, named Asuka. The Tanto has been authentically forged with meticulous attention to detail. All the fittings and materials used in the Tantos construction are genuine materials. The Tanto is full tang and comes razor sharp.
The Tanto includes a Wooden Gift Box.
Attributes of the Weapon:
The Tanto has been forged in the Unokubi-Tsukuri style with a single edge, straight back, and a raised Shinogi that tapers to the Mune. The Mune ends at the O-Kissake. A Bo-Hi has been added to the beginning of the Shinogi.
The blade is full tang and comes razor sharp.
Saya: The Saya is constructed of hard wood with a deep black lacquered high gloss finish. An oxidized copper fitting rests in the lower half of the Saya, cast to resemble Sakura Blossoms. The Sage-o is blue cotton cord wrapped around an oxidized copper Kurigata. The Koi-guchi is also oxidized copper with more Sakura Blossoms in relief.
Tsuka: The Habaki is a single one piece brass construction with the Musashi symbol engraved into the metal. The Fuchi is the completion of the picture started by the Koi-guchi. When the Tanto is sheathed the Fuchi and Koi-guchi make a beautiful scene of Sakura Blossoms on a branch.
The Tsuka is constructed of two pieces of hard wood over the tang of the blade. A ray skin Same has been wrapped over the wood with a Blue Cotton Ito wrapped over the Same. A single bamboo Mekugi secures the tang of the blade into the Tsuka. A brass Menuki adorns each side of the Tsuka. The Kashira is bright brass with another scene of Sakura Blossoms in bold relief.
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