The tachi sword is a traditionally crafted Japanese sword that came before the katana. This samurai sword was worn on the belt with the cutting edge down and it was most effective when used by cavalry. The mei, or signature, appeared on the side of the tang that would face outward when worn on the belt. Our tachi swords are made from the best-quality material, such as 1095 high carbon steel, and are handcrafted with intricate detail and care. Fully functional for multiple applications, the Japanese tachi sword is perfect for dojo or iaido use, gifts, cutting practice, or in a collection. Need something more to complement your tachi sword? Check out our sword accessories or our selection of knives.