Absolutely love the craftsmanship with this custom piece. Swords of Northshire was wonderful to communicate with. Always very timely and extremely accommodating. Listened to every detail I was looking for, and did their best to make my dream (and the recipient of this sword's dream) come true. I would and will definitely be back again to re-order another in the future.
- Cassy L
The sword is forged and assembled very well, very fast shipping, great service and courteous. Anyone who wants to buy a sword, this is the place!
- Simone
Impressed by their professional approach. They were quick to respond to my questions and give offers of assistance. The custom made Katana was a true beauty and I am very satisfied with every aspect of my dealings with them. I can highly recommend Swords of Northshire to anyone seeking a finely crafted excellent quality sword for a very reasonable price.
- Colin M
Our son was absolutely speechless when he unwrapped the sword. He loves it. We needed a rush build and the sword came on time. It looks very elegant-well made with handsome parts. Also, customer service was very helpful. Thank you very much.
I am extremely satisfied with Swords of Northshire. Aside from my custom katana being absolutely beautiful and well made, their customer service is outstanding. They accommodated me at every step. My second custom katana is in the mail now! Can't recommend them enough, and will certainly be doing more business in the future.
- Matt K
The quality in craftsmanship of the sword I had custom made is impeccable. The materials are beautiful. The staff were always available when needed and very informative.
- Paul S



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.

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This Tanto sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blad..
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This high quality tanto shirasaya is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished m..
This Tanto sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blad..
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This is a well-made colorful folded steel tanto, following the traditional Japanese process. The bla..
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This samurai sword set offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and pol..
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This Gyaku-Kobuse tanto is constructed with two different kinds of steel, folded steel (8,192 layers..
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The tanto or short sword is a Japanese blade used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. It dates bac..
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword set, following the traditional Japanese process. The..
This high quality tanto is made of T-10 high speed steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like ..
This high quality tanto is made of high carbon 1095 steel, clay tempered with a traditional polish u..