The Practical Plus Tanto matches the Practical Plus Katana and Wakizashi. The blade is hand-forged high-carbon steel and differentially hardened using a traditional claying method (HRC 60 edge, HRC 40 spine) with a medium (chu) kissaki. The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent. The Practical Plus Tanto uses a flat black saya and a black cotton sageo. The tsuka has genuine ray skin (same) and the tsuka-ito is black synthetic leather for better gripping qualities. The antiqued fittings on this set are decorated in a Japanese dogwood motif with a beautiful antiqued black sunburst tsuba. A great economical tanto with fantastic quality. Features: - High Carbon Blade - Economical - Authentic Design Specifications: - Overall length: 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"