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HZO 003 | Hira Zukuri O-Tanto 9"
HZO 003 | Hira Zukuri O-Tanto 9"

HZO 003 | Hira Zukuri O-Tanto 9"

The HZO series is the big brother to our battle tested HZT. Featuring a 9” blade with a broader profile allowing for greatly increased cutting performance and excellent penetration capability. The name O-Tanto refers to tanto in the larger end of the traditional size spectrum. These were fierce blades that were preferred by some of the most notable Samurai in history. This piece stays true to the spirit of the originals, but with the advantages of modern materials.  The combination of 80CrV2 high-carbon steel, and Daniel Winkler’s expert craftsmanship, make for a true workhorse that is exceedingly tough and resilient while maintaining excellent edge retention.

Blade Material: 80CrV2

Blade Length:  9” | 229mm

Blade Width: 1.3” | 34mm

Blade Thickness: 0.2” | 5mm

Blade Shape: Hira Zukuri

Finish: Caswell

Handle Material: Green Micarta

Handle Length: 5” | 127mm

Handle Thickness: 0.8” | 21mm

Handle Width: 1.35” | 34mm

Overall length: 14” | 356mm 

Sheath: Leather with kydex core

Clip: Kydex Clip Plate with steel clip 

Batch Number: 003

Batch Quantity: 100

Release date: April 2022

Manufacturer: Winkler Knives

Made in: Boone, NC USA