Don Polzien - Tanto
Status - Available
Price: $ 3295.... + shipping
Don Polzien Custom tanto. This is a presentation quality Tanto from award winning sword maker Don Polzien who d/b/a Blinding Light Knives specializes in creating traditional Japanese style Samurai weapons and doing resotration work on the same. This Tanto features a blade of Damascus Carbon steel with 2220 layers, red and black lacquered wood Lobster Tail Saya (scabbard), notice the Kojiri (scabbard tip) as it forms the tip of the lobsters tail, the Tsuka (handle) is black laquered wood, the Habuki (blade collar) the Seppa (spacers) are all Sterling Silver, the Fuchi (collar) Menuki (ornament)and the Kashira (buttcap) are Merlin's gold, the Menuki is the Japanese God of War fighting Demons. All the fittings are replicas of originals from days long past. This is a beautiful piece that would enhance any collection or look good on it's own displayed in your home.
blade length (including habaki): 13" ................... handle (including Tusba: 5 1/8" .................. overall: 18 1/8"
sheath/case: zippered case