The Cold Steel Imperial Series O Tanto features a sharpened, mirror polished 1050 carbon steel blade. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted from black iron. The Habaki (blade collar), is hand made out of polished brass and each hilt is covered in Sam(ray skin) and tightly wrapped in the traditional style with black cord. A beautiful brass Menuki ( a small, ornamental sculpture inserted between the ray skin and the cord wrappings on the handle) enhances the tantos aesthetic appearance and makes for a tanto that is as traditional looking as possible. Includes a black laquered wooden scabbard.
Although these items are brand new & coming from Cold Steel, some of the sayas/scabbards may suffer from minor scuffs, scrapes or chips. We can no longer weed out the blemished items from this product as the majority of them come this way. Swords are still inspected by K.O.A. for defects.