This ornamental dagger is manufactured in Gifu Prefecture which has historically known workplace of Japanese sword. The blade is handmade with the traditional technique of sand casting..
This ornamental dagger is called as “Tantou”(Sword for tussle) by CHOJUSAI TSUNATOSHI, well known sword smith lived between 17th and 18th century.
Tantou(Sword for tussle) has longer history than Wakisasshi and Long sword (swords to wear at the side of armor of Samurai), and it was used for tussle in the battlefield.
This sword "SOUITOMAKI KOSHIRAE" wound up by strong tightly twisted threads was so popular between Samurai, because it is so durable and practical to use.
If you are interested in, we have wood stands which are sold separately, so please check them too.
【What is Japanese swords?】
【Cautions for use and shipping】
・As the material of blade is different from real sword, you can not sharpen it.
・These swords are made for decoration, please do not swing strongly them to avoid crashing.
・There are cases that you can not import these kinds of swords because of the rules in importing country. Please check well the regulations of importing country and purchase them under your responsibility.
・Full length : 39cm
・Hand guard: none
・Blade (Toshin): Zinc alloy using the sand casting
・Hilt wrapping (Tsukamaki), Sheath (Sayai) : Souitomakikoshirae ( wound up by strong thightly twisted threads)
・Collar at the sword hilt (Fuchigashira) ： Copper
・Country of origin: Japan