Kasai Ryu reborn!
One of our new tanto designs that we poured our heart and soul designing it. There may be no visible dragons on this tanto, but the saya resembles embers in a fire. This is a partner for our new Kasai Ryu Katana.
“Kasai Ryu” (Fire Dragon) – Depictions of dragons are used throughout the Japanese culture as symbols of strength, courage and magic. To the Chinese, the fire-spitting dragon was principally associated with lightning, and by extension to thunder and rainmaking, which made it a symbol of fertility.
• Blade Material: 1050 folded steel (2,800 layers)
• Edge: Fully sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Folded, Through Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Blade Length: 8.75 inches
• Tsuka: 4.75 inches wood
• Overall length w/o saya: 14.25 inches
• Saya: 11 inches glossy brownish-red with black speckled lacquered finish
• Fuchi / Kashira / Koiguchi: Polished buffalo horn
• Habaki and other fittings: Brass
• Mekugi: 1 bamboo peg
• Samegawa: Real full ray skin wrap (black lacquered)
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: Simulated suguha (straight) pattern
• Specs may vary slightly from sword to sword
• Can be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag
• Packaging: carton box
The Kasai Ryu Tanto is a perfect partner for our Kasai Ryu Katana T10.
A story of a “Fire Dragon” in Japanese folklore:
Kiyo or Kiyohime
A priest fell in love with a young woman and soon got tired of her. Abandoned, the woman studied magic at a temple and transformed into a dragon. She attacked the priest who attempted to find refuge underneath the monastery bell. Kiyo breathed fire and melted the bell, killing the priest. Kiyo symbolizes vengeful power and the consequences of giving into desire.