Practical Plus Tanto by Paul Chen / Hanwei

The Practical Plus Tanto (SH2259) matches our Practical Plus Katana (SH2073) and Wakizashi (SH2118). The blade is hand-forged at Hanwei of high-carbon steel and differentially hardened using a traditional claying method (HRC 60 edge, HRC 40 spine). The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent. The flat black saya features a black cotton sageo. The tsuka has genuine ray skin (same) with a black synthetic leather tsuka-ito for better gripping qualities. The antiqued fittings on this set are decorated in a Japanese dogwood motif with a beautiful antiqued black sunburst tsuba.


Key Features:

  • High carbon forged blade
  • Fully functional
  • Differential tempering

    Overall: 16 1/2"
    Blade Length: 11"
    Handle Length: 4 1/4"
    Weight: 13oz
    Point of Balance: 1 1/2"
    Width at Guard: 1.10"
    Thickness at Guard: .21"
    Sori: 1/4"
    Blade Steel: 1566

    Specs will vary slightly
    from piece to piece.