A tantō ("short blade") is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto) that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. The tantō dates to the Heian period, when it was mainly used as a weapon but evolved in design over the years to become more ornate. Tantō were used in traditional martial arts (tantojutsu) and saw a resurgence of use in the West in the 1980s as the design made its way to the US and is a common blade pattern found in modern tactical knives.
At HanBon Forge, we offer an exquisite collection of Japanese Tanto swords that are handcrafted by our skilled artisans. Our Tanto swords are made with high-quality materials and are available in various styles, including Shirasaya, Damascus, and more. Whether you are a collector or a practitioner, our Tanto swords are perfect for display or training purposes. Browse our collection and find the perfect Tanto sword to add to your collection today!