Typically, the Japanese tanto blade was a knife or dagger that had either a double or single edged straight blade. It was designed as a stabbing weapon but could also be used to slash at opponents. The tanto knife pairs well with ninjato, katana, or tachi swords as a set worn on a traditional obi (belt). They are best used in close combat or as a tactical utility knife.
At Swords of Northshire, we offer original tanto swords as well as replica blades from your favorite anime, manga, video games, and movies. Explore our selection of Japanese tanto knives for sale to find the perfect piece for everyday dojo 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 knife 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 actually place your order do we reach out to our team of expert swordsmiths to start creating your sword. Within one to two weeks, they’ve used all of their knowledge of ancient Japanese swordmaking techniques to hand forge a customized blade with your preferred level of sharpening and choice of engraving.
Check out our selection of tanto swords and choose the knife that’s right for you. If you’re looking for a longer sword to complement your tanto, explore our ninja and samurai swords.