One of the renowned blades of Japan, the tanto is an oriental dagger used by samurai during the feudal period. Strictly speaking, a battle-ready tanto possesses a guard and has all of the fittings of a larger sword like a katana or wakizashi. The traditional tanto blade rarely exceeds 12 inches in length. A Japanese tanto was usually carried along with a katana as a kind of side arm. The Asian tanto was not left at the door when paying a visit, unlike a katana, making it a useful self-defense tool in case of an unexpected attack. The samurai tanto was designed mainly as a stabbing weapon, but the edge could be used to slash as well. In addition to samurai, women sometimes carried a small version of the Asian dagger called a kaiken in their obi for self-defense. Medieval Collectables carries many collectible daggers with authentic detailing and construction. Our oriental blades look great on display when they are not in use.
Samurai carried tanto blades during feudal Japan. The Tori Tanto is built with a K120C powdered-steel forged and folded blade with the handle wrapped in the highest quality ray skin. This tanto makes a great addition to any collection.
Bushido, or Way of the Warrior, defines the code of conduct an honorable Samurai must follow. Much more than the western ideal of chivalry Bushido is a way of life. The koshirae of our Bushido set features various samurai battle scenes.
Our factory has used only traditional materials for our Japanese swords fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made to give the Imperial Katana the finest look possible.
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The Practical Plus Tanto (SH2259) matches our Practical Plus Katana (SH2073) and Wakizashi (SH2118). The blade is hand-forged high-carbon steel and differentially hardened using a traditional claying method with a medium (chu) kissaki.
The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction.
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The Warrior Series swords are very handsome and share the same steel, heat treatment, and sharpness as their more expensive Imperial counterparts. Like the Imperial swords, they have same, cord wrapped handles, and quality fittings.
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The furniture of each piece in the Great Wave Set displays the renowned Tomoe motif used frequently for family crests and shrine decoration. The tsuba, fuchi, and kashira are made of blackened iron and feature the Tomoe crest (mon).
Though the tanto has made its way into modern tactical knives, its origins began in the Heian period of feudal Japan. This Practical Tanto Knife is an eye catching short blade sword, ideal to be worn by an honorable samurai.
No collection of oriental weapons is complete without the classic Japanese knife, the tanto. Created to match the katanas and wakizashi in our Raptor line, this Raptor Tanto makes a great cutting tool and display weapon by itself, too!
Exemplifying the tool used by Shaolin monks for various domestic purposes, including shaving, the Shaolin Jie Dao is a small and distinctive knife which allows you to experience a taste of the unique lifestyle of these legendary monks.
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Made famous in feudal era Japan, tantos feature short blades with a sharpened edge which excels in thrusting strikes. The Golden Warrior Samurai Tanto is functional designed and stays true to this historic style.
Collectors of Japanese blades will find few examples of quality craftsmanship better than the Black Dragon Damascus Tanto. This functional tanto is crafted from high carbon Damascus steel with a fuller and real ray skin handle.
Offering a modern spin on the traditional Japanese blade, the Brass Menuki Samurai Tanto makes an excellent collectible weapon to add to your collection. This functional oriental dagger possesses a striking appearance.
A traditional Japanese blade design, the tanto was originally made as a stabbing, slashing, and armor-piercing weapon. The Red Scabbard Damascus Oriental Tanto makes a great option for anyone wanting a top notch blade.
A traditional Japanese blade design, the tanto was originally made as a stabbing, slashing, and armor-piercing weapon. The Purple Cord Damascus Oriental Tanto makes a great option for anyone wanting a top notch blade.
Collectors of Japanese blades will find few examples of quality craftsmanship better than the Red Dragon Damascus Tanto. This functional tanto is crafted from high carbon Damascus steel with a fuller and real ray skin handle.
Having completed the assigned tasks, the student stands before the tribunal. He finds peace within while they deliberate. Soon the weaponsmaster approaches, offering the Elegant Samurai Tanto as confirmation of his new status.
Gazing into a polished silver mirror, the lady adjusts the folds of her robes. Satisfied with her reflection, she accepts the Maple Leaf Tanto from her attendant, sliding the scabbard into the sash so it is unobtrusive until needed.
Situated within the folds of his obi sash, the emperor displays his beloved knife, the Imperial Tanto. Adorned in gold and the royal insignia, this incredible piece displays his honor and authority in stunning detail and design.