An impressively attractive, strong and functional tanto for the discriminating martial artist. The fittings are all of traditional materials (black iron, brass, same', silk wrappings). Blade is mirror-polished. This naginata-bladed tanto is a really sweet piece - after the 1200's-1400's heyday of the naginata, many old blades were cut down and reused as tanto. This blade recreates one of the type.
weight: 1 lb 1 oz
blade thickness: 9/32"
blade length: 13 1/4"
grip: 6" (same, black braided cord with brass menuki)
steel: 1050 high carbon spring steel
overall length: 19 1/4"
sheath: black lacquered wood