The ever-popular Practical Katana Tanto gave the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a Hanwei sword at the cost of an economy sword. The blade is forged and differentially hardened, using the same process as the more expensive blades and producing an HRC60 edge and HRC40 back. The temper line is authentic and prominent. Cost savings are affected by using fittings, which, while making no claims to authenticity, are very strongly built to withstand the rigors of cutting exercises in the dojo. This fully functional sword features a high carbon steel blade that has been differentially tempered. Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece. 7" bl, 12" ov.