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Ronin Katana – Dojo Pro Tanto #3


Battle Ready
(2 customer reviews)
Battle Ready

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    This Ronin Katana Dojo Pro Tanto has a blade that is notably longer than most tanto. Straight-edged and thick spined, a Tanto like this is a good cutter, but truly excels at thrusting and penetrating into the weak points of armor. A handy weapon should a warrior find himself grappling and wrestling armored foes, or cutting down such targets in nighttime subterfuge. All black, this Tantos bat-themed fittings take inspiration from this nighttime predator which intuitively perceives its surroundings and strikes quickly and decisively.

    The blade is forged from 1060 high carbon steel; the tsuba is iron and its habaki and seppa blade mountings are crafted from brass. The fuchi and kashira are blackened metal and the wooden tsuka has panels of genuine rayskin which are inlaid and blackened with lacquer. A tsuka ito wrap of knotted black cord completes the grip.

    The tanto is paired with a wooden saya scabbard which is finished with black lacquer and a sageo cord. A cloth dagger bag is included.

    Overall Length17 1/4''
    Blade Length11 1/2''
    Weight14.8 oz
    EdgeVery Sharp
    Width26.4 mm
    Thickness6.2 mm - 4 mm
    P.O.B.1 3/8''
    Grip Length4 3/8''
    Blade [1060 High Carbon Steel]
    ClassBattle Ready
    ManufacturerRonin Katana
    Country of OriginChina


    2 reviews for Ronin Katana – Dojo Pro Tanto #3

    1. JP

      Good Tanto For The Money Purchased this tanto direct from Ronin during March 2018. Blade is well executed if somewhat uninspiring. Blade is not as substantial as my Hanwei Tori tanto, but is still stout enough to get the job done. Biggest downside is the thickness of the tsuka (grip). It is so overly thick that it inhibits control of the point during thrusts, especially when using a reverse grip. I reshaped and re-wrapped mine and now it is much better. Would make an excellent backup weapon especially if fighting in armor. Another thing of note is the bat themed fittings, which are actually more common on traditional Japanese swords than one would think, and symbolize good fortune. Overall not a bad package for under $70.

    2. Joe D.

      Habaki does not fit the Saya The Habaki is either too thin or the opening of the Saya is too wide. There is no resistance to hold the Tanto in the Saya at all. I ordered a replacement Habaki, but it was too large – it was made to fit a Katana. Anyway, if I had been able to order the correct size, I would not have been able to replace it because the Tsuka will not come off, and I did pull out the the Mekugi first. I will try another method to get it off. I may also try to get the heavy layer of wax off the opening of the Saya so I can glue a thin hardwood veneer to the opening and sand it to fit. Otherwise the Tanto is OK. I guess you get what you pay for. I just use it as a letter opener anyway.

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