Overall Length: 11" (with Saya/Sheath)
Unsheathed: 10.125" (Blade & Handle)
Blade Material: SK5 High Carbon Steel
Blade Length : 6.5"
Genuine Sting Ray Skin Wrap Handle (Sageo)
Copper and Brass Habaki
Buffalo Horn Handle Pin
Pine Wood Saya (Sheath) decorated with Oyster Shell, Buffalo Horn and Gold Leaf.
Professionally Clay Hardened Heat Treated, to produce a natural Hamon. 59 HRC.
Stainless Steel Chopsticks Included & fitted into the Scabbard Sheath.
Our Japanese Style Tanto Series has been a collaborated effort from Thailand's most talented Swordsmiths.
This gorgeous Japanese designed Aikuchi Tanto Sword has been a work of art from 3 very talented Thai Swordsmiths & Knife Makers in Thailand.
Swordsmith "Mr. A" (Anucha) hand forged the SK5 Steel blade from scratch. Mr. A delivers an exceptional hand forged SK5 steel blade with traditional Japanese finishing touches. He skillfully moulded and shaped the blade, into a 3/4 tapered tang & Tanto blade.
The blade was then professionally heat treated by Master Smith Anuchit Promprakai of Wanaknife. He used a Clay tempering hardening technique to produce the beautiful natural Hamon.
Poom Chongkittiruk finished off the blade by polishing it to enhance the natural contrast of the Hamon and to produce a mirror finish on the spine.
"Mr. A" (Anucha) masterfully completed the handle work, using traditional Japanese techniques. He hand forged and welded the Brass & Copper Habaki. His artistic designs are highlighted in the Saya Scabbard, decorated with oyster shells, buffalo horn and gold leaf paintings. He finished the Saya Scabbard with a unique feature of fitted Stainless Steel Chopsticks that slide into the design seamlessly. His handle work is intrinsically designed, using authentic Sting Ray skin over a Pine Wood base.
Together, this collaborated effort of talented Thai Blacksmiths have created a stunning piece of functional art. Japanese influenced, Thai Made, the crafting of a timeless piece that has a story to tell with every fixture and fine craftsmanship. This is truly a functional conversational piece that will last generations.
*READY TO SHIP* Item (As of July 30). Will be shipped 1-2 week express, and insured included in shipping price.