Paul Chen Hanwei Practical Tanto

Paul Chen Hanwei Practical Tanto

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


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The Paul Chen Practical Tanto represents Paul Chen’s most popular tanto, offering excellent quality at a great price. The blades are hand-forged high-carbon steel and are differentially tempered using a traditional claying method to produce a HRC60 on the edge (ha) and a HRC40 on the back (mune) with a medium (chu) kissaki. The temper line (hamon) is authentic and prominent. The fittings (koshirae) are superbly antiqued adding to the aesthetics of the set. The saya is done in a deep black lacquer and the sageo is black Japanese cotton.

Paul Chen Practical Tanto Features:
  • Hand forged, 1566 high carbon steel blade (differentially tempered)
  • Fully sharpened
  • Deep black, lacquered saya with long sageo
  • Faux rayskin wrapped tsuka with blossom menuki
  • Fully functional
Blade: 7″
Handle: 4″
Overall: 12″
Weight: 6 Oz
Thickness of blade: .25″

2 reviews for Paul Chen Hanwei Practical Tanto

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very nice addition to my Paul Chen Practical Katana, I like the smaller size of this tanto although the tsuka is a little short and I would prefer real rayskin but again it is in keeping with the practical theme of Paul Chen products. Wakizashi next to complete set. SOM is great to deal with. again.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jack S.

    Very plain for a cas hanwei not quite what i expected however very much a solid and beautiful piece.

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