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. We carry 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.

$88.00 Add to cart
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Black Japanese Sword Set
Black Japanese Sword Set

item # ZS-926671-BK

Show honor and strength when you display this Black Japanese Sword Set. This set includes a katana, a wakizashi, and a tanto, the three blades of ancient Japanese samurai. Each traditional weapon is perfectly matched to the other.

$52.00 $46.80 Add to cart
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Black Pearl Dragon Japanese Sword Set
Black Pearl Dragon Japanese Sword Set

item # ZS-926764

The Black Pearl Dragon Japanese Sword Set includes three perfectly matched Japanese samurai blades, a katana, a wakizashi, and a tanto, all with beautifully pearlescent, traditional dragon designs on their solid black scabbards.

$64.00 $57.60 Add to cart
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.

$60.00 Add to cart
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Dragon Tanto
Dragon Tanto

item # ZS-210172

A fantastic choice for knife and dragon enthusiasts, this Dragon Tanto features an etched black dragon slithering down the blade. This stainless steel fixed blade knife displays the pronounced chisel tip of an American style tanto.

$9.50 $8.55 Add to cart
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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.

$550.00 $440.00 Add to cart
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.

$60.00 Add to cart
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.

$99.75 Add to cart
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).

$525.00 Add to cart
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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.

$530.00 $424.00 Add to cart
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.

$999.00 Add to cart
Kondoru Tanto
Kondoru Tanto

item # BK-CTK1011775HC

Featuring a full tang blade made of 1075 high carbon steel, the Kondoru Tanto is a terrific addition to any personal armory. This fixed blade knife is a beautiful interpretation of the classic Japanese sword worn by Samurai.

$230.00 Add to cart