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Deluxe Hira Zukuri Tanto Soitomaki
From the Heian Period (794~1185) this Hira Zukuri was the most common type of the blade for Tanto in all periods Kowakizashi or Tanto.
The Hira Zukuri features a blade without Shinogi or Yokote, nearly flat on the both sides.
Fukai Boshi Kaeri (Tip turning back Hamon) improves even more the traditional aspect of this Tanto.
The Tsuka and Saya are wrapped in black Soitomaki (full string wrapped) style that gives it not only a very particular appearance, but also together with the blackened brass fittings an extra reinforce.
Such a unique Tanto can be used not only in Keiko but also it is perfect for collection.
Reinforced zinc, aluminium alloy* blade.
Selected Ho wood Saya.
Weight w/o Saya 380 g.
Total length 38.5cm/15.2 inch.
Blade length 22cm/8.7 inch.
Tsuka length 12cm/4.7 inch.
Proudly made in Gifu, Japan.
Now with Soft cloth Tanto bag incluided.
The Tanto is constructed only by Japanese craftsmen in Gifu, not created by either non-Japanese labor or by mass production system: please allow us 3-4 weeks for the production.
*A zinc /aluminium alloy is not made for cutting or any action which involves any impact to another object.
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