Practical Plus Tanto
The Practical Plus Tanto provides a very economical cutting tanto, but uses more traditional fittings and construction methods.
The Practical Plus Tanto provides a very economical cutting tanto, but uses more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blade is hand-forged high-carbon steel and differentially tempered using a traditional claying method (HRC 60 edge, HRC 40 spine) with a medium (chu) kissaki.
The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent. The Practical Plus Tanto uses a flat black saya and a black Japanese cotton sageo.
The tsuka has genuine ray skin (same) and the tsuka-ito is black synthetic leather for better gripping qualities. The antiqued fittings on this set are decorated in a Japanese dogwood motif with a beautiful antiqued black sunburst tsuba. A great econimcal tanto with fantastic quality.
Specifications Hanwei Forge, Practical Plus Tanto:
Japanese dogwood theme Fuchi/Kashira
Dragon theme menuki
Black synthetic leather tsuka ito
Genuine same (rayskin) inlay
Black textured saya
Forged high carbon steel
Overall: 16 ½”, 41,91 cm
Nagasa: 11”, 27,94 cm
Tsuka: 4 ¼”, 10,80 cm
Weight: 13oz, 368 gram
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.