Dragonfly O Tanto

By: Cold Steel
Dragonfly O Tanto Dragonfly O Tanto
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The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction. Most swords offered today are interpretive copies of antiquities from feudal Japan. They were made for warrior’s of small stature who seldom rose above five and a half feet. As skillfully designed as these swords are, they may not be perfectly suited for the twenty first century warrior, who benefited from contemporary advances in childhood nutrition and healthcare and grew up to be a substantially taller, stronger, and more athletic version of his historical counterpart. As a way of compensating for this size disparity, Cold Steel has created the Dragonfly Series. These swords feature thicker, wider and heavier blades, which mirror our Emperor Series in respect to heat treatment, polish, quality of furnishings, and attention to detail, but with a few new departures. Most noticeable are the distinctive teal-green silk cord-wrap and black samé (ray skin) used on the handles and the black iron furniture that bears the dragonfly motif. Also, the polished blades are more strongly curved than our Emperor blades and terminate in a long "iris leaf" point for maximum cutting and slashing potential.

Cold Steel Dragonfly Series

The Dragonfly Tanto is the shortest piece of the set that matches the Dragonfly Wakizashi as well as the Dragonfly Katana to complete an entire 3 piece functional samurai set.


Specifications

Reliks Product ID 4956
Manufacturer SKU 88DT
Blade Length 15"
Blade Material 1055 Carbon Steel
Edge Type Sharpened
Full Length 21"
Scabbard Black Lacquered Wood
Weight 20.6 oz


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