Dragon King SanMai Baika Tanto

Dragon King SanMai Baika Tanto

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Differentially Hardened SanMai laminated 7crmov & 404 stainless steel premium Tanto with FULL rayskin wrap. Matches the Tatsumaki Katana - only a few available. MSRP$750.00

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From the creative mind of Frenchie Jin, CAS proudly presents the Baika Tanto from the Dragon King forge ('Baika' meaning 'Plum Blossom' in Japanese)

As you know, making a SWORD or any blade over 12" long can be problematic when using stainless steel. But with difficulty, it CAN be tempered - and when it's 9" long and sandwiched between two pieces of softer steel. The result is a stainless steel blade with exceptional edge holding that retains the toughness of the softer steel.

This unique piece features a fully wrapped, genuine ray skin handle, ornamented with a beautiful and functional plum blossom motif, this tanto is light in the hand and grips firmly with nodes of the ray skin. Finely detailed gold plated oriole menuki and accents demonstrate Frenchie's keen attention to detail on all Dragon King designs. The gold saya and brown and gold sageo match beautifully and would make the Baika Tanto a great companion piece to the Tatsumaki Katana

About Dragon King

The famed artisans of Dalian have returned to show to the sword world what quality, craftsmanship and ingenuity can produce under the superlative leadership of a true avant-gardist. By the guidance of master designer, Frenchie Jin, the next generation of cutlery enthusiasts will taste the steel of the fabled golden age of swords. 

Ever the student of the arts, Frenchie Jin combined the processes of contemporary mechanical construction and modern science with the classic arts, ancient aesthetics and philosophical imagery to produce many of the legendary pieces known today. Having designed over 600 different cold weapons in his 20-year career, to say that he and his team have mastered and advanced their craft would be an understatement. 

The Dragon King brand does not represent a company that just manufactures products but embodies a group of artisans who have been adeptly trained to duplicate ancient skillsets that can't be automated by machines on an assembly line. Not every blade that is forged becomes a sword. Not every casting that is poured becomes a component of a greater piece. The goal for improvement and innovation starts every day under Frenchie's guidance. 

Not confining their talents to sword making alone, the Dragon King team plies their abilities also to the production of knives, jewelry and other high end art-crafts. And not just in steel alone, these artisans craft wood and leather among many other materials and alloys.  Our journey together has only begun, but the fruits of that labor are coming to bear.

How to Use

Great on its own or add it to the thematically similar Tatsumaki Katana or makes a great standalone product for display and defense.
Overall: 15 1/8" Blade Length: 9" Handle Length: 4 3/4" Weight: 12 oz

Materials and Construction

SanMai laminated blade, hard 7crmov stainless steel forge welded between two pieces of softer 404 stainless steel. The result is a stainless steel blade with exceptional edge holding that retains the toughness of the softer steel. Beautiful full wrap rayskin with gold plated fittings. Topped off with a regal looking Gold Saya and brown and gold sageo. Traditional Construction with a modern spin and Exceptional Attention to Detail.
Shipping direct from the distributors warehouse in Tennessee within 1-2 business days. Shipping in the USA is $5 for one knife, FREE if two or more or are ordered at the same time. Sorry, US orders only. Click here for more shipping information

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original, unused condition for a full refund minus shipping and 10% restock fee. Click here for more info on our guarantees