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Japanese tantos are dagger-like knives with strong tips. Tanto can be used in close-quarters combat, martial arts, ceremonial acts, or as tactical knives. The Japanese tanto blade was developed during the Heian period in feudal Japan. It was created primarily as a stabbing weapon, but is also ideal for slashing. It was worn mostly by samurai, but sometimes women wore them in their obi for self-defense. During the Kamakura period, tanto blades were crafted to be more aesthetically pleasing and gained popularity among nobles and commoners alike. In modern times, we have decorative tanto, and even fantasy-styled short swords. Browse the selection of knives at Swords of Northshire today to discover one that speaks to you.

Our Samurai Knife Selection

At Swords of Northshire, our knife selection allows you to experience the various motifs and symbolism of Japanese culture. Whether you want a blade adorned with mother of pearl shells or a traditional handle wrap (ito), our collection offers you the perfect knives for your aesthetic. Explore a collection of blades that meet our high quality standards including:

A knife can be a crucial weapon in a battle, or an essential tool for survival. Whether you’re battling villains or testing your survival skills, our authentic handcrafted samurai knives are just what you need. Each of our knives is crafted in the traditional Japanese style with premium steel and materials.

Knives and Swords at Swords of Northshire

Our Japanese tanto blades are handmade by master craftsmen who spend years perfecting ancient Japanese metalworking techniques. Every blade is made to order, and each receives special attention to detail to ensure superior quality and performance. Find a tool that suits your needs in our collection of knives and swords.

If you’re seeking a longer sword, check out our shirasaya, wakizashi, and katana swords from the samurai collection as well as our custom swords.

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A katana is a japanese sword characterized by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

The katana is generally defined as the standard-sized, moderately curved Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.86 inches. It is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

Western historians have said that the katana was among the finest cutting weapons in world military history.

Having a regular cleaning routine in place is key to maintaining your katana.

You can purchase a traditional sword cleaning kit that will have everything you need. There are three steps: removing oil, polishing the blade, and oiling the blade.

Using a sheet of rice paper from the kit or soft cotton cloth, remove any oil that is still on the blade from the previous maintenance. Take the powder ball and tap it lightly against the blade about every two inches or so along its length. Take a fresh piece of rice paper and rub the powder over the blade to polish it. Do this until both sides of the blade have been polished and the powder completely removed. Take the bottle of oil and apply a few drops along the length of the blade on each side. Use a fresh piece of rice paper to spread the oil evenly on the blade.

The most iconic and well known of all the Samurai swords; the katana is distinguished by its long blade and handle that is made to accommodate two hands and strike from a large distance. It has a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard. The katana has a set of dimensions that separate it from other samurai swords. A traditional katana will measure 3 to 4 feet in total length, with the hilt taking up one-fourth of the total and a characteristic curvature of more or less than 1 inch.

A full tang katana is the sword where the tang extends to almost the whole length of the handle, which makes the blade and the handle the same piece of metal. This gives to the sword certain rigidity and makes it a very solid piece to enjoy.

Full Tang katanas are handmade swords. They can be made of various stainless-steel types according to the Carbon Concentration. The forging is the essential part of the production because it allows the samurai sword to be solid and relatively light. Commonly, the piece of metal is repeatedly heated by fire and hammered while the metal is being folded. The mounting of the different parts is a very delicate operation that has its origins deep in the Japanese civilization. Samurai are used to cherish their Katanas as their trusted partners, and they handle them with love and care.