Includes Decorative Silk Display Bag!
The classic Japanese tanto has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction.
Most tantos today are interpretive copies of antiquities from feudal Japan. They were made for warrior's of small stature who seldom rose above five and a half feet. As skillfully designed as these swords are, they may not be perfectly suited for the twenty first century warrior, who benefited from contemporary advances in childhood nutrition and healthcare and grew up to be a substantially taller, stronger version of his historical counterpart.
As a way of compensating for this size disparity, Cold Steel has created the Dragonfly Tanto. This tanto features a thicker, wider and heavier blade with outstanding polish, quality of furnishings, and attention to detail.
The distinctive teal-green silk cord wrap and black ray skin used on the handles and the black iron furniture that bears a traditional Dragonfly motif. The polished blade is more strongly curved than most tanto blades and terminates in a long "irse leaf" taper point for maximum cutting and slashing potential.
Blade Length: 15"
Overall Length: 21"
Steel: 1055 Carbon
Weight: 20.6 oz
Handle: 6" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Teal Green Cord with Brass Menuki
Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard
You must be at least 18 to purchase this sharpened, battle ready tanto.