An iconic blade since the late 1990s, the Hanwei Practical Plus Tanto has stood the test of time and is still great value some 3+ decades later.. Part of the Practical Plus Series of their second tier of revolutionary functional swords, the blade is hand-forged at Hanwei of 1566 high-carbon steel and differentially hardened using a traditional claying method (HRC 60 edge, HRC 40 spine).
The enhanced yet genuine temper line (hamon) is evident and very 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.
All in all, still one of the best value for money quality Tanto on the market.
How to Use
Suitable for backyard cutting and/or as a display piece to complete a Samurai Daisho Set (a Tanto and a Katana is considered to be a Daisho just as much as a Katana and a Wakizashi)
Overall: 16 1/2"
Blade Length: 11"
Handle Length: 4 1/4"
Point of Balance: 1 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.10"
Thickness at Guard: .21"
Materials and Construction
1566 Carbon Steel hand forged, differentially hardened and sharpened blade. Antiqued brass fittings including sunburst hamidashi tsuba. Synthetic leather ito wrap over genuine rayskin, wood core handle. Black textured saya with cotton sageo.
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