John Lee Ten Kei Tanto

The term “Ten Kei” can be translated as “gift of the sky” and is a symbol of nature’s beauty. This inspired delicate flower patters on the handmade fittings that are refined with gold and silber.
The blade is handmade using the elaborate konbuse style. The hard cover is made of 1095 carbon steel and the core consists of softer low-carbon steel. Like its predecessors this tanto combines grace and utility in a unique way.
Using a differential heat treatment an edge of 60 HCR and a blade back of 40 HRC is created. The difference can be seen in a real, delicately formed hamon line.

- Shinogi Zukuri style sword with fuller (Bo-Hi)
- Kobuse style blade construction
- Aikuchi style, traditionally without a tsuba
- Hineri maki style handle wrap, underlaid with ray skin
- Black, mirror polished blade (kuroro style) with fittings (kojiri, kurigata, koiguchi) made of buffalo horn.
- Blade collar (habaki) and washers (Seppa) made of brass.
- Has a long tang which is attached to the handle with two bamboo pegs (mekugi). The sword is dismountable.
- All decoration (Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) is handmade of metal which gives every swords its unique touch.
- Delivered in a wooden box.
- Every original John Lee sword has a seal and a certificate.

Blade Material: 1095
Handle Material: Wood / Ray Skin / Cotton
Sheath: Wood
Handle Length: 14 cm
Blade Length: 25,5 cm
Overall Length (without sheath): 40cm
Weight (without sheath): 500 g

RRP: 499,00 €

GTIN: 4050346857383
Item No.: 85738
Availability: in stock
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John Lee Ten Kei Tanto
John Lee Ten Kei Tanto
Item No.: 85738
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