Musashi Asuka Tanto - Red

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First appearing in Japan in the Heian period (794-1185), the tanto dagger was often worn alongside the tachi and later Katana swords. Early tanto-like blades were often made from broken longer swords, or even yari spearpoints. It was customary for a samurai, upon entering a home peacefully, to remove his katana and keep his tanto on his person. In the decades prior to WWII, the tanto came into vogue and was commonly worn again.

This sharp tanto, made by Musashi, is made from carbon steel and is securely mounted into its tsuka handle. It comes with a lacquered wood saya scabbard.

Brand: Musashi
Catalog Number: 449958
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 9
Blade Material Carbon Steel
Handle Color Red
Handle Material tsuka
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 1.0
Point Tanto
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Wood
Total Length 14.5
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