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 be used to slash at opponents as well. The tanto sword pairs well with ninjatos, katanas, or tachis. They are best used in close combat or as a tactical, utility knife. Our tanto blades are hand forged with Damascus steel or high carbon steel for a strong, flexible dagger. They are 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. 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 the tanto, try our ninja swords and samurai swords.