Product Description for Cherry Tanto
Maker: Lonnie Hansen (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 779
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 12.50 in.
Total length: 17.63 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.32 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.28 in.
Item weight: 27.60 oz.
Blade: Clay heat treated 1086M carbon steel
Handle: Silk-wrapped ray (ito wrapped same) with sterling silver tsuba, collar and buttcap (fuchi and kashira); and copper blade collar (habaki)
Sheath: Natural cherry wood with buffalo horn collar (fuchi) and scabbard tip (kojiri)
Description: This traditional tanto has excellent fit and finish. The fittings are from D.R. Langenbacker and Sons. The blade is hand forged by Lonnie without the use of power hammer or hydraulic press. Lonnie clay tempers his blades to give the traditional hamon which strengthens the cutting edge of the blade while allowing the spine to retain its natural flex. The buffalo horn on the scabbard makes a striking accent to the light cherry wood. The tsuba is a mountain scene. The fuchi has a stylized pagoda and tree motif, whereas the kashira has a tree motif. The minuke are sterling silver sheathes of flowers.
Availability: Not currently available