Typically, the Japanese tanto blade was a knife or dagger that had either a double or single edged straight blade. The tanto knife was designed as a stabbing weapon but could also be used to slash at opponents. The tanto blade pairs well with ninjato, katana, or tachi swords as a set worn on a traditional obi (belt). The tanto knife is best used in close combat or as a tactical utility knife.
At Swords of Northshire, we offer a wide selection of Japanese tanto knives to suit any preference or need. Our knives are hand-forged by skilled artisans using traditional Japanese techniques, ensuring that each tanto blade is of the highest quality and authenticity.
Whether you are a collector, hunter, or martial artist, a tanto knife is a versatile and valuable addition to your arsenal. We are proud to offer a wide selection of tanto knives that are handcrafted to the highest standards of quality and authenticity.
At Swords of Northshire, we offer original tanto knives as well as replica blades from your favorite anime, manga, video games, and movies. Explore our Japanese tanto knife collection to find the perfect piece for practice, ceremonial use, or display purposes.
Our Selection of Tanto Daggers
Swords of Northshire is proud to bring you tanto blades that are made of high quality 1060 high carbon steel, 1095 high carbon steel, or folded Damascus steel. These metal options result in a strong and flexible tanto blade that is fully functional. Each dagger is available individually or in a traditional samurai sword set. The blades can be sharpened to a razor’s edge or remain unsharpened for the ninja in training. Whether you choose to create a custom tanto sword or browse one of our pre-designed knives, you’ll get a piece that’s completely unique.
Shopping with Swords of Northshire
When you choose a knife or sword from our collection, you won’t be receiving something ready-made from a dusty warehouse. Only when you place your order do we reach out to our team of expert swordsmiths to start creating your blade. Within one to two weeks, they’ve used all their knowledge of ancient Japanese sword-making techniques to hand forge a customized blade with your preferred level of sharpening and choice of engraving.
Check out our selection of tanto knives and choose the knife that’s right for you. If you’re looking for a longer blade to complement your tanto blade, explore our ninja and samurai swords.