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Tanto(短刀)

Japanese swords under the blade length of 30cm (11.6 inches) are generally called TANTO. It was originally used as a supplemental weapon for Samurai on horseback, who used a pole weapon or long sword in the Kamaura-Muromachi period. Samurai aimed at an unprotected area of his enemy’s armor while having to fight with close distance. TANTO was named accordingly, depending on how you carry it, such as HUTOKORO-GATANA (懐刀; Stomach-Sword) or KOSHI-GATANA(腰刀; Waist-Sword) or else wise.

TANTO is also a gift for a bride from her family in a traditional Japanese wedding, as it is believed that TANTO would be sacred protection from evil power. Now, all the antique Japanese swords are regarded as pieces of artwork and are allowed to export overseas unless they are national treasures. So many people are enthusiastic about Japanese swords worldwide. Please check our collection below.

Updated: 20 Jul 2024

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  • $5,712.14

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    INCLUDED : NTHK Kanteisho Certificate for the blade, Shirasaya Case (Plain Wooden Case), Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo period (1624-1644)
    Swordsmith Echizen Koku Shimosaka (越前国下坂)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate for the blade
    Location Echizen  (Today’s Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 28.7 cm (11.3 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches)  

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $3,173.41

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Belgium, France, Finland, Hong Kong, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Case, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (SHIN SHINTO)
    Age 1828 (Late Edo period)
    Swordsmith Nobukuni Yoshimasa (信国義昌)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location  Chikuzen province (Today’s Fukuoka prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 29.5 cm (11.6 inches)
    Curvature: 0.5 cm (0.19 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $4,442.78

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Case, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (KOTO)
    Age Late Muromchi period
    Swordsmith Kanemoto (兼元)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location  Mino province (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 22.4 cm (8.81 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $5,077.46

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Finland, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age The second year of the Genki era (1571)
    Swordsmith Hoki Koku Jyu Hiroyoshi (伯耆国住広賀)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Hoki  province (Today’s Tottori prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 26.6 cm (10.5 inches)
    Curvature : 0.2 cm (0.08 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $4,760.12

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Finland, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate,  Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period
    Swordsmith Echizen Koku Kanenori (越前国兼法)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen prefecture (Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 29.5 cm (11.6 inches)
    Curvature : 0.0 cm (0.0 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $5,394.80

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate , Koshirae Case (Decorative Sword Mounting), Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period (1596-1605)
    Swordsmith Higo Daijo Fujiwara Shimosaka (肥後大掾藤原下坂)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen province  (Today’s Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 31.3 cm (12.3 inches)
    Curvature: 0.45 
    cm (0.17 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $3,490.75

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate , Koshirae Case, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Kanetsugu (兼次)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province  (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 31.0 cm (12.2 inches)
    Curvature: 0.1 cm (0.04 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $14,597.70

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate , Koshirae Case (Decorative Sword Mounting), Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (KOTO)
    Age The Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Soshu Jyu Akihiro (相州住秋廣)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Soshu province ( Today’s Kanagawa Prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 23.4 cm  (9.21  inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches) 

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $7,616.19

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Finland, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Case, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Kanemoto (兼元)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 25.2 cm (9.92 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $18,723.13

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Finland, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate , Koshirae Case (Decorative Sword Mounting), Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age The end of the Edo period (1837)
    Swordsmith Taikei Naotane (大慶直胤)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Musashi province  (Today’s Tokyo prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 32.2 cm ( 12.7 inches)
    Curvature: 0.4 cm (0.16 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $2,856.07

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Finland, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (KOTO)
    Age Late 14th- Early 15th century
    Swordsmith Bishu Osafune Morihiro (備州長船守弘)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen province (Today’s Okayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 25.0 cm (9.84 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (o inches)

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $10,154.92

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate , Koshirae Case (Decorative Sword Mounting), Shirasaya Case (Plain Wooden Case), Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo period (1624-1644)
    Swordsmith Echizen Jyu Kanenori (越前住兼則)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen province  (Today’s Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 34.2 cm (13.4 inches)
    Curvature: 0.6 cm (0.23 inches)  

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $5,077.46

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate , Koshirae Case (Decorative Sword Mounting), Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (KOTO)
    Age The late Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Kanetsune (兼常)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province  (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 32.0 cm (12.6 inches)
    Curvature: 0.5 cm (0.19 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $0.00

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate for the blade, Koshirae Mounting , Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (KOTO)
    Age Mid-Late Muromachi period 
    Swordsmith Attributed to Hiroga (廣賀: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate
    Location Hoki no Kuni (Today’s Tottori prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length : 17.8 cm ( 7.0  inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $4,125.44

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Case, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age Tenmon Era (1532-1555)
    Swordsmith Kanenori (兼乗)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 29.0 cm (11.4 inches)
    Curvature: 0.3 cm (0.12 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $3,300.35

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age The third year of the Eiroku era (1560)
    Swordsmith Bishu Osafune Sukesada (備州長船祐定)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen province (Today’s Okayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 27.9 cm (11.0 inches)
    Curvature: 0.1 cm (0.04 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $9,520.24

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate,  Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Late Edo Period (Late 18th- Mid 19th century Midcentury)
    Swordsmith Attributed to Soshu Tsunahiro (相州綱広: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Soshu province (Today’s Kanagawa prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 21.5 cm (8.46 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $3,808.09

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate,  Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period (Late 16th century-early 17th century)
    Swordsmith Attributed to Echizen Seki (越前関: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen province (Today’s Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 29.5 cm (11.6 inches)
    Curvature: 0.2 cm (0.08 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $6,346.82

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate,  Shirasaya Case (Plain Wooden Case), Koshirae Case (Decorative Sword Mounting), Traditional Sword Carrying Bags for Shirasaya and Koshirae, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age The end of the Muromachi period (1571)
    Swordsmith Bizen Koku Jyu Osafune Harumitsu (備前国住長船春光)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen prefecture (Okayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 23.2 cm (9.13 inches)
    Curvature : 0.0 cm (0.0 inches) 

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $0.00

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate,  Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Yoshisuke (義助)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Suruga province (Today’s Shizuoka prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 28.2 cm (11.1 inches)
    Curvature : 0.2 cm (0.08 inches)

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us.