Ten Kei Tanto by John Lee

The term "Ten Kei" can be translated as "gift from heaven" and stands as a symbol of the beauty of nature. Fine floral motifs are reflected in the hand-crafted, finished with gold and silver fittings. The blade is forged by hand in elaborate Kobuse style. Here, surrounded by a hard shell made of 1095 carbon steel a core of softer, low carbon steel.  Like its historic predecessor also connects this Tanto grace and benefits in a unique way.  The hardening is differentiated to about 60 ° Rockwell to the edge and about 40 ° Rockwell at the back of the blade. Visible is the hardness difference in a genuine, finely worked out hamon line.

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Ten Kei Tanto by John Lee

  • Sword in shinogi-zukuri style with chamfer
  • Blade assembly in Kobuse style.
  • In Aikuchi style, traditionally without hilt (tsuba)
  • Handle wrapped in green silk Hineri Maki style (war winding). underlaid with ray skin.
  • Black, high-gloss lacquered scabbard (Kuroro style) with degrees (Kojiri, kurigata, Koiguchi) from buffalo horn.
  • Blade collar (habaki) and washers (Seppa) are made of brass.
  • With long tang which with 2 bamboo pins (Mekugi) is fixed in the handle. The sword is thus fully dismantled.
  • All trim rate (Fuchi, Menuki, Kashira) are handmade from metal and give each sword his personal touch.
  • Supplied in a wooden box, with seal and certificate as well.
  • Handle length 13.5 cm
  • Blade length 26 cm
  • Total length (without scabbard) 40 cm
  • Weight (without sheath) 500 g

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Advisory Service: Questions and Answers

What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blades?

In the case of hand-forged blades, our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it by hand on the anvil or under the drop hammer. The steel gets more solid (denser) by forging. In the case of industrially rolled spring steel blades, the sheets of steel plate is cut to strips under drop snips, then ground or milled and immediately forged into the annealing furnace and oil-quenched. The properties of both kinds of steels are not very different, since industrial rolling is already very good! On forged blades are usually blacksmith marks, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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