Tanto koi

2019 year
Materials: steel, beech, copper, linseed oil and wax.
Techniques: forging, locksmithing, hardening, polishing, soldering, wood carving, patina
Dimensions (edit)
total length 36.5 cm.
blade length 21 cm.
blade width at the guard is 27 mm.
blade thickness at the guard is 7 mm. the blade tapers evenly towards the point.

The tanto sword was used by samurai as an auxiliary weapon to finish off a wounded enemy.

Along with wakizashi and katana, tanto is considered a sword, only of a different length, up to 30 cm. The first tanto appeared in the Heian era (794-1185). Towards the end of the 12th century and later, masters turn the tanto into a work of art.