Unokubi Zukuri Tanto

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The Unokubi Zukuri Tanto, as the name implies, has an unokubi zukuri blade shape. The term unokubi translates to “cormorant’s neck”. It refers to the tapering of a portion of the back of the blade giving it a false edge, while retaining the shape of the kissaki. The blade has a small groove called “soe-hi” that runs along the shinogi or ridge line of the blade. It also has a “koshi-hi” which is a short groove with a rounded top. The koshi-hi usually suggests the sword of Fudo Myoo. It’s meaning is the same as the “Ken” horimono (engraving) which is the symbol of power of Buddha (or any Buddha). It’s the most simple symbol of prayers. A koshi-hi with a longer soe-hi suggests a Buddha with his polearm.

• Blade Material: 1050 carbon steel (mono-steel)
• Edge: Fully sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Blade Length: 10 inches
• Tsuka: 5.25 inches wood
• Overall length w/o saya: 16.75 inches
• Saya: 12.25 inches glossy black lacquered finish
• Tsuba: Iron
• Fuchi / Kashira: Zinc alloy
• Habaki / Seppa / Menuki: Brass
• Tsukaito & Sageo: Black synthetic silk
• Mekugi: 1 bamboo peg
• Samegawa: Real ray skin panels
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: None

• Specs may vary slightly from sword to sword
• Can be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag
• Packaging: carton box

Stocks from August 2019 onwards, now have a new fuchi-kashira that’s the same as on our Raijin katana and wakizashi. On the new kashira, you’ll see Raijin’s companion, the demon Raiju (“thunder animal” or “thunder beast”). Raiju is generally calm and harmless, during thunderstorms, it becomes agitated and leaps about in trees, fields, and even buildings (trees that have been struck by lightning are said to have been scratched by Raiju’s claws). This tanto would complement the Raijin Katana and Raijin Wakizashi pair.

2 reviews for Unokubi Zukuri Tanto

  1. Rod Buenaobra (verified owner)

    edit* Customer Service on point, Beautiful blade, tight fit, very sharp. Will order again in the future

  2. Jojo Pascual (verified owner)

    I purchased 1 Unokubi Zukuri Tanto last 02 November and I received it this afternoon. This is my 3rd purchase from Geisha’s Blade (the first being a Bannou Knife last May and the second a Setsuhen Katana last August) but this is my first Tanto. The blade is very nicely made and its is very sharp. Its saya is also very nice though the blade’s fit is a little loose that I had to do some minor repairs on the saya’s opening. The tsuka also looks and feels good though some tsuka ito is not very tightly wound. Overall however, I am happy with this tanto. Thank you very much for this piece and looking forward to my next purchase.

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