A functional samurai tanto knife work of art by the master smiths at Ryumon. The most prominent aspect of this piece is the attractive and layered 1065 high carbon steel blade with hand honed edge. The dragon tsuba and handle wrap prevent the users hand from slipping while performing hard hits. Features includes a hardwood handle wrapped with real ray skin, all metal tsuba and fittings, a black lacquered scabbard, and the hardwood display and storage box with Ryumon logo. Product Specifications: Battle ready and completely handmade by Ryumon sword masters. 1065 High carbon steel blade. Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap. Extremely sharp edge. Iron tsuba, Fuchi, and Kashira. Includes stunning wooden display box with logo. Fully functional practical tanto. 15 3/4 in. overall, 9 1/2 in. blade, 5 3/8 in. handle. About Masahiro and Ryumon: For more than 2600 years, the "City of Treasure Sword", Longquan, is known for making the best swords in the world. Located within the border of South Zhejiang, and under the Fengyang Mountain, Longquan is rich in resources which are ideal for crafting swords. During the period of Warring States (770-476 B.C.), a famous sword maker named Ou Yezi created the most renowned sword in Longquan. Since then, the secret arts of crafting swords have been passed down from generation to generation. Ryumon and Masahiro swords are hand forged by master craftsmen with years of experience from Longquan. These master sword smiths combine modern knowledge with traditional secrets to produce superior quality swords known for their durability, sharpness, and exquisite craftsmanship.