Asuka Damascus Pattern Tanto // Black
This elegantly forged tanto is produced in the minimalist shirasaya style paired with real wood handle. A very traditional style, the design of the tanto blade is also very popular as a tactical knife—numerous tactical knives now use a tanto-style blade.
This shirasaya style tanto is a work of art and perfect for the minimalist style collector. A unique feature of this sword is the integrated Bo-Hi on the blade. Bo-Hi is commonly known as blood grooves, but that is a misconception. The purpose of the Bo-Hi is to help reduce the weight of the katana, which enables the user to wield the katana more smoothly, and puts less stress on the hands—perfect for advance cutting techniques that require the katana to change direction rapidly.
1045 Carbon Steel
21.5"L x 3"W x 2"H
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 30 Day
— Maru-Kitae Hand Forged
— Real Wood Scabbard & Handle
— Tanto Bag Included
— Blade Length: 9"
— Blade Material: 1045 High Carbon Steel
— Blade Thickness: 0.25"
— Blade Hardness: 45-52 HRC
— Blade Finish: Polish Damascus
— Handle Material: Ray Skin, Cotton, Birch
— Handle Length: 5"
— Tang: Full
— Overall Length: 18"
— Weight (Oz): 36 oz.
Yes, the Tanto is widely used for seppuku.
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