Citadel Imperial Tanto - Limited Edition

Citadel Imperial Tanto - Limited Edition

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Premium quality limited edition (40 blades only), Tanto by Citadel Knives and Swords in Cambodia are truly in a class of their own - each part custom built ONE piece at a time, the way it SHOULD be done (but never is).

Quite simply, Citadel set the standard all outside of Japan want to follow, but no one else comes close.. Truly for the connoisseur - satisfaction 100% guaranteed.

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Citadel's swords and knives are completely hand-made one off customs made entirely in their small shop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We've asked them to make for us a few swords in the same style, but made in the same way as their custom swords. Crafted individually from start to finish, each one is of course a bit unique in it's own way. Limited to 40 tanto, each is signed by the smith on the nakago with the sword number and comes with a matching certificate.

Click here to read about how these exceptional samurai blades are made

And click here for our behind the scenes visit to the Forge in Phnom Penh

The matching Tanto for the Citadel Imperial Katana is themed in the symbolic flower of the royal family of Japan, the Chrysanthemum. In addition the golden color of the handle and saya represent the warrior's courage.

The blade features a hand forged and differentially hardened DNH7 high-carbon steel blade. Each blade is hand polished using traditional stones and powders to produce an authentic look. Each fitting (tsuba, fuchi, kashira) is meticulously hand crafted in pure iron. Each piece is therefore slightly unique and held to a high standard of excellence. Citadel is one of only a handful of sword makers worldwide that still produces fittings in this manner. The tsuka is carved to each individual blade ensuring a tight friction fit with a full same-gawa wrap. The ito or handle wrapping is two-tone hand wrapped silk imported from Japan wrapped in a Katate-Maki or battle-wrap style. The saya is a work of art in its own right, showing off the masterful lacquerwork that Citadel is capable of achieving in the exceptional golden metal-fleck style. Each saya is painstakingly hand carved for the individual piece ensuring a proper snug fit.

How to Use

The ultimate blade for dojo cutting and serious martial artists.
Overall: 17" Blade Length: 10" Handle Length: 5" Weight: 1 lbs 2 oz Thickness at Guard: 6mm

Materials and Construction

Differentially Hardened DNH7 Steel blade. Hand made, high end fittings with iron tsuba and fuchigashira. Imported Japanese silk ito wrap over FULL rayskin wrap. Saya is lacquered to a semi-gloss finish with buffalo horn mounts and rayskin wrap..
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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