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.