This is a well-made colorful folded steel tanto, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. It comes with a white lacquered hardwood saya and handle with smokey design. The tang is secured into the handle with bamboo mekugi. It is a very good choice for Dojo students, gifts, cutting practice, and display. It is durable enough for cutting tameshigiri. Each sword is individually handmade so specifications vary slightly from sword to sword.
Hand Forged Black and Red Folded Damascus Steel Samurai Tanto Knife Short Sword Features:
Weight (Without Saya): 1.26 lbs
Weight (With Saya): 1.48 lbs