Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel Tanto

Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel Tanto - Red/Black

Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel Tanto - Red/Black
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Great Value - 1045 monotempered entry level blade. ABS handle.

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An amazing deal from Ryujin - this is a monotempered 1045 carbon steel blade mounted in tough, form fitted ABS plastic made to imitate the traditional style of wood and shagreen. The factory sharpened blade is 6" long, measured from the back notch of the solid brass habaki. Includes a small wooden saya with red glossy lacquer and length of black sageo. Don't be fooled by the low price, the combination of the mono tempered 1045 carbon steel blade and hard wearing ABS makes it a sturdy little piece that may surprise you with its durability.

Looks great when combined on a display with a Katana and/or Wakizashi Daisho set and the wire brushed hamon serves as an interesting talking point when explaining to friends and family the difference between a real hamon and an etched one.

How to Use

Suitable for display or heavy cutting, the blade and handle are both very solidly constructed.
Overall (with scabbard): 14 1/4" (inch), Overall (without scabbard): 11 1/2", Blade length: 6 1/4", Handle length: 4 1/4", Weight(with Scabbard): 0.6 lbs, Weight(without Scabbard): 0.5 lbs

Materials and Construction

1045 Hand Forged and Factory Sharpened Blade. ABS Plastic Handle.
Shipped from the Ryujin workshop in Los Angeles within 2 business days. $15 flat rate USA shipping for up to 2 swords, FREE shipping if 3 or more swords ordered at the same time. International shipping via USPS, $30 to Canada and $60 to other international destinations. 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 absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees

Featured positive reviews:

Ryujin 1045 Carbon Steel Tanto - Red/Black
Nice for free, but...
Monotempered T1045 CS with this length of blade is better than a lot of others. Brushed or chemically etched hamon for this price range is acceptable, as is a comfortable ABS textured handle (not a tsuka) and plastic fittings. A real brass coupling (the only other metal in this blade other than the blade) is a nice addition. No idea if the blade is full tang. Length of blade is unusually short (2" or about 5cm) for the allowable length in the sheath (saya?)...or is the scabbard (saya?) too long?! To be sure, the blade and handle are solidly fused, but my collection including four (4) of these in all three combinations, have a rattle and slip out independently when supported upside down; at this price point, I have purchased stainless steel (largely disposable) survivor knives, not my original Forces KBar (obviously), for which this, with a few minor modifications, is a dependable, lightweight "camping" companion. Sharp, yes. For the price if ordered separately?...no. If accompanied as a freebee with the Ryujin DH 1060 semi-custom Katana?...a definite YES for both, a great deal, a recommended superior deal. Too bad SBG and Ryujin don't offer a little gift box for this, in my estimation, a pseudo-Tanto.

As an aside, Dan Mercaida (sic) from History Channel (Forged in Fire) would say, "...eet weel keel...". It arrives sharp, relatively sturdy, a seemingly serious piece of kit (no survival test or functional data available): whittle some wood, trim a steak, chop some celery...peace-out and enjoy!