The functional Japanese tanto is a Japanese dagger, strictly one with a guard and has all of the fittings used on swords. The Japanese tanto blade rarely exceeds 12 inches in length and usually accompanying a katana. The Japanese tanto is constantly carried and not being left at the door when paying a visit. The tanto is much more decorated and has unusual fittings than the larger swords. Japanese tantos were designed primarily as a stabbing instrument, but the edge can be used to slash as well. Japanese tantos were mostly carried by samurai, but commoners did not generally carry them. Women sometimes carried a small tanto called a kaiken in their obi for self defense. We have many fully functional Japanese tantos that are authentic in detailing and construction.

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.

$100.00 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
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
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.

$265.00 Add to cart
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.

$150.00 Add to cart
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.

$80.00 Add to cart
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!

$275.00 Add to cart
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.

$90.00 Add to cart
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.

$80.00 Add to cart