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The design of this exceptionally beautiful guard (tsuba) was presumably made by a great master from the 18th century. The tsuba and other decorations depict gold chery blossoms (sakura), one of the main symbols of Japanese culture. They symbolize beauty, departure and transience.
This tanto has a length (without scabbard) of 41 cm with a grip (tsuka) of 14 cm and a blade of 26,5 cm. It weighs 400 g. The blade is made of Damascus steel from 12 times folded 1045 carbon steel with over 8000 layers and is sharp. The blade is made in the Shinogi-Zukuri style with a fuller and a crafted blade pattern (hamon). The grip wrapping is made of brown cotton in the classic Hineri-Maki style underlaid with genuine shagreen.
This tanto has a long tang (nakago) which is fixated in the grip by two bamboo pins (mekugi). It also has a black high polish lacquered scabbard (saya) in the Kuroro style made of wood. The tanto is delivered including a protective fabric cover and a striking collector`s box.
John Lees models are inspired on historical originals and are high quality weapons. No plastics are used, only high quality authentic materials, like metal, brass, wood and shagreen. Every John Lee weapon is delivered including a seal and a certificate of authenticity.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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