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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.

Your custom-made katana begins its life in the famed swordsmithing town of Longquan located in the remote, green mountains of Qinxi. The art of blade making has continued, unabated, for over 2,600 years near the cold, shining waters of the Ou River. Your sword's exact crafting methods are entirely u..
$189.99
This Tanto sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blade for iaido and kenjutsu use. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of flexibility and hardness. Finally, the blade is hand polished ..
$129.99
This Tanto sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blade for iaido and kenjutsu use. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of flexibility and hardness. Finally, the blade is hand polished ..
$129.99
This high quality tanto shirasaya is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong blade made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay te..
$326.99
This is a well-made colorful folded steel tanto, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. It comes with a ..
$219.99
This Gyaku-Kobuse tanto is constructed with two different kinds of steel, folded steel (8,192 layers) on the outside, and 1095 high carbon steel making the core and cutting edge. The visible undulating grain pattern on the blade is a result from folding the steel 13 times during forging. The bl..
$560.00
This samurai sword set offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and polished 1060 carbon steel blade, designed for optimal balance and handling. This is a more traditional alternative to the many zinc aluminum alloy blades available. Our steel blades have been designed f..
$419.99
The tanto or short sword is a Japanese blade used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. It dates back to the Heian period and was mainly designed for stabbing but can be used for close quarter slashing. Women would sometimes carry a tanto concealed in their sash or obi for self-defense.  ..
$463.99
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword set, following the traditional Japanese process. The blades are very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. There are three..
$476.99
This high quality tanto is made of T-10 high speed steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade is completely polished with Hazuya which is a very thin Uchigumori stone. The Hazuya is used to bring out the beautiful cloudy hamon (temper line). It is a very strong bla..
$460.00
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