Japanese Tantos

One of the iconic blades of Japan, the tanto is a Japanese dagger used by samurai during the feudal period. Strictly speaking, a functional tanto possesses a guard and has all of the fittings of a larger sword like a katana or wakizashi. The Japanese tanto blade rarely exceeds 12 inches in length. A traditional tanto was usually carried along with a katana as a kind of side arm. The Japanese tanto was not left at the door when paying a visit, unlike a katana, making it a useful self-defense tool in case of an unexpected attack. The samurai tanto was designed primarily as a stabbing instrument, but the edge could be used to slash as well. In addition to samurai, women sometimes carried a small tanto called a kaiken in their obi for self-defense. Medieval Collectibles carries many collectible tantos with authentic detailing and construction. Our Japanese blades look great on display when they are not in use.
Black Dragon Damascus Tanto
Black Dragon Damascus Tanto

Item #: MC-RY-3045

Collectors of Japanese blades will find few examples of quality craftsmanship better than the Black Dragon Damascus Tanto. This functional tanto is crafted from high carbon Damascus steel with a fuller and real ray skin handle.

Price: $88.00
Brass Menuki Samurai Tanto
Brass Menuki Samurai Tanto

Item #: MC-RY-3205S

Offering a modern spin on the traditional Japanese blade, the Brass Menuki Samurai Tanto makes an excellent collectible weapon to add to your collection. This functional oriental dagger possesses a striking appearance.

Price: $60.00
Bushido Tanto
Bushido Tanto

Item #: SH1212

Bushido, or Way of the Warrior, defines the code of conduct an honorable Samurai must follow. Much more than the western ideal of chivalry Bushido is a way of life. The koshirae of our Bushido set features various samurai battle scenes.

Price: $700.00
Dragonfly Tanto
Dragonfly Tanto

Item #: 07-88DT

The craftsmanship of traditional Japanese blades has been celebrated for centuries. Enjoy the elegance and strength of the historic tanto of the samurai with the Dragonfly Tanto, skillfully designed for the modern day warrior.

Price: $549.99
On Sale For: $440.00
Elegant Samurai Tanto
Elegant Samurai Tanto

Item #: MC-DB-T02

Having completed the assigned tasks, the student stands before the tribunal. He finds peace within while they deliberate. Soon the weaponsmaster approaches, offering the Elegant Samurai Tanto as confirmation of his new status.

Price: $60.00
Golden Warrior Samurai Tanto
Golden Warrior Samurai Tanto

Item #: ED2143

Made famous in feudal era Japan, tantos feature short blades with a sharpened edge which excels in thrusting strikes. The Golden Warrior Samurai Tanto is functional designed and stays true to this historic style.

Price: $99.75
Great Wave Tanto
Great Wave Tanto

Item #: SH5022

The furniture of each piece in the Great Wave Set displays the renowned Tomoe motif used frequently for family crests and shrine decoration. The tsuba, fuchi, and kashira are made of blackened iron and feature the Tomoe crest (mon).

Price: $525.00
Handmade Japanese Tanto
Handmade Japanese Tanto

Item #: NP-F-882

This Handmade Japanese Tanto is shirayasa mounted. Japanese blades that were not to be used for some time were often removed from their typical mountings of tsuba and tsuka, and mounted into the featureless and simple wooden Shirasaya.

Price: $79.00
Imperial Tanto
Imperial Tanto

Item #: 07-88T

The fittings of the Imperial Tanto are expertly made to give it the finest look possible, and its modern carbon steel blade is heat treated to a spring temper, making this gorgeous replica tanto a functional, battle-ready weapon.

Price: $529.99
On Sale For: $424.00
Imperial Tanto
Imperial Tanto

Item #: SC4044

Situated within the folds of his obi sash, the emperor displays his beloved knife, the Imperial Tanto. Adorned in gold and the royal insignia, this incredible piece displays his honor and authority in stunning detail and design.

Price: $999.00
Maple Leaf Tanto
Maple Leaf Tanto

Item #: MC-DB-T07

Gazing into a polished silver mirror, the lady adjusts the folds of her robes. Satisfied with her reflection, she accepts the Maple Leaf Tanto from her attendant, sliding the scabbard into the sash so it is unobtrusive until needed.

Price: $60.00
Practical Plus Tanto
Practical Plus Tanto

Item #: SH2259

The Practical Plus Tanto (SH2259) matches our Practical Plus Katana (SH2073) and Wakizashi (SH2118). The blade is hand-forged high-carbon steel and differentially hardened using a traditional claying method with a medium (chu) kissaki.

Price: $265.00
Practical Tanto Knife
Practical Tanto Knife

Item #: SH2254

Though the tanto has made its way into modern tactical knives, its origins began in the Heian period of feudal Japan. This Practical Tanto Knife is an eye catching short blade sword, ideal to be worn by an honorable samurai.

Price: $150.00
Purple Cord Damascus Oriental Tanto
Purple Cord Damascus Oriental Tanto

Item #: MC-RY-3204B

A traditional Japanese blade design, the tanto was originally made as a stabbing, slashing, and armor-piercing weapon. The Purple Cord Damascus Oriental Tanto makes a great option for anyone wanting a top notch blade.

Price: $80.00
Raptor Tanto
Raptor Tanto

Item #: SH2423

No collection of oriental weapons is complete without the classic Japanese knife, the tanto. Created to match the katanas and wakizashi in our Raptor line, this Raptor Tanto makes a great cutting tool and display weapon by itself, too!

Price: $275.00
Red Dragon Damascus Tanto
Red Dragon Damascus Tanto

Item #: MC-RY-3046

Collectors of Japanese blades will find few examples of quality craftsmanship better than the Red Dragon Damascus Tanto. This functional tanto is crafted from high carbon Damascus steel with a fuller and real ray skin handle.

Price: $88.00
Red Scabbard Damascus Oriental Tanto
Red Scabbard Damascus Oriental Tanto

Item #: MC-RY-3204R

A traditional Japanese blade design, the tanto was originally made as a stabbing, slashing, and armor-piercing weapon. The Red Scabbard Damascus Oriental Tanto makes a great option for anyone wanting a top notch blade.

Price: $80.00
Shirasaya Damascus Tanto
Shirasaya Damascus Tanto

Item #: NP-F-881

Samurais used Shirasaya to conceal their swords after sword carrying was banned in Japan. You can add a historical touch to your collection with this Shirasaya Damascus Tanto. This knife features a Damascus blade with a long fuller.

Price: $79.90
Shirasaya Japanese Tanto
Shirasaya Japanese Tanto

Item #: NP-F-880

Japanese Shirasaya swords are a popular choice among collectors. You can get the same look in a smaller package with this Shirasaya Japanese Tanto. This functional tanto is crafted from high carbon Damascus steel with a fuller.

Price: $89.90
Tori Tanto
Tori Tanto

Item #: SH6007KFT

Samurai carried tanto blades during feudal Japan. The Tori Tanto is built with a K120C powdered-steel forged and folded blade with the handle wrapped in the highest quality ray skin. This tanto makes a great addition to any collection.

Price: $700.00
Warrior Tanto
Warrior Tanto

Item #: 07-88BT

Based on the daggers often wielded by Japanese samurai, the Warrior Tanto is a handsome blade in its own right. Beautifully crafted from heat treated, high performance steel, this functional dagger features a curved cutting point.

Price: $399.99
On Sale For: $320.00