Tanto is the dagger carried by Samurai starting from the
Heian period (794 A.D.) Five Japanese Sword Masters have
been involved in the creation of this Tanto using traditional
techniques dating back to the Kamakura period and the golden
age of the Samurai Sword.
ITO Sensei has forged the blade of the Tantò from iron powder.
IZUMI Sensei has created the golden HABAKI and METSUKE
and engraved a Dragon HARAMI-RYU and BONJI on the blade.
IKEDA Sensei, the polisher, has sharpened the Tanto‘s blade,
using traditional techniques and creating the typical delicate
gradation of the Japanese sword (HAMON).
IIYAMA Sensei has created the handle for the Tanto‘ with
traditional technique and shark‘s skin (Same -Kawa).
OYAMA Sensei has finished with traditional lacquer techniques
(URUSHI) the cover for the Tantò.