The blade of the Tonbo katana is hand-forged and folded from powder steel, with a medium-length (chu) kissaki.
The saya is a deep black lacquer featuring gold dragonflies.
High quality ray skin is used on the tsuka and the tsuka-ito is made of premium purple Japanese cotton.
The tsuba is crafted in black iron, with detailing in gold and bronze and an exquisite dragonfly scene decoration.
The silk sageo complements this piece and is elegantly woven in dark blue and black.
The fuchi and kashira are black with bronze and brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction.
- Overall: 42 1/8"
- Blade Length: 28"
- Handle Length: 12 1/2"
- Weight: 2lb 5oz
- Point of Balance: 4 5/8"
- Sori: 1"
- Item Weight: 3.9 pounds.
- Dimensions: 5.5" (W) x 4" (H) x 32.25" (D)
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The matching CAS Hanwei Tonbo Wakizashi is also available. Contact me for set pricing.
- Overall: 27 1/4"
- Blade Length: 19 1/2"
- Handle Length: 6 1/2"
- Weight: 1lb 7oz
- Point of Balance: 3 3/4"
- Sori: 1/2"
- Blade Steel: K120C