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Tanto(短刀)

Japanese swords under the blade length of 30cm (11.6 inches) are generally called TANTO. It was originally used as a supplemental weapon for Samurai on horseback, who used a pole weapon or long sword in the Kamaura-Muromachi period. Samurai aimed at an unprotected area of his enemy’s armor while having to fight with close distance. TANTO was named accordingly, depending on how you carry it, such as HUTOKORO-GATANA (懐刀; Stomach-Sword) or KOSHI-GATANA(腰刀; Waist-Sword) or else wise.

TANTO is also a gift for a bride from her family in a traditional Japanese wedding, as it is believed that TANTO would be sacred protection from evil power. Now, all the antique Japanese swords are regarded as pieces of artwork and are allowed to export overseas unless they are national treasures. So many people are enthusiastic about Japanese swords worldwide. Please check our collection below.

Updated: 29 May 2022

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  • $4,722.18

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Estimated Keio era (1865-1868)
    Swordsmith Yamamoto Tada-Aki (山本忠明)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Inaba (Today’s Tottori prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 28.4 cm( 11.2 inches)
    Curvature: 0.4 cm( 0.16 inches) 

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $5,509.21

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age the second year of the Keio era(1866: the end of the Edo period)
    Swordsmith Jyokeshi Masa-Aki(城慶子正明)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Musashi province (Today’s Tokyo prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 23.6 cm(  9.3 inches)
    Curvature:0 cm( 0 inches)

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $4,328.66

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    USA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, UK, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Genji Era (1864-1865: Bakumatsu era)
    Swordsmith Nakayama Yoshinaga (中山義長)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Boushu (Today’s Chiba prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 31.6 cm(12.4 inches)
    Curvature: 0.1 cm(0.04 inches) 

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $7,476.78

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    USA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, UK, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate,  Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Yoshisuke (義助)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Suruga province (Today’s Shizuoka prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 28.2 cm (11.1 inches)
    Curvature: 0.2 cm (0.08 inches)

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $2,754.60

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    USA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, UK, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate for the blade, Koshirae Mounting , Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period (Approx. 450-550 years ago)
    Swordsmith Kiyomitsu (清光)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Unknown
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 23.6 cm( 9.29 inches)
    Curvature: 0.3 cm (0.12 inches)

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $3,541.63

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Katana( SHINTO)
    Age Estimated mid Edo period(1748-1764)
    Swordsmith Omi no Kami Tadayoshi(近江守忠吉)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate
    Location  Hizen province (Today’s Saga prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 31.7 cm( 12.5 inches) 
    Curvature:0.3 cm (0.12 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $4,328.66

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, UK, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (KOTO)
    Age  Late Muromachi period (Mid-late 16th century)
    Swordsmith Attributed to Shimada Yoshisuke(島田義助: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Suruga province  (Shizuoka prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 33.5 cm( 13.2 inches)
    Curvature: 0.6 cm(0.23 inches) 

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $3,935.15

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate for the blade, NBTHK Kicho Certificate for Koshirae, Koshirae Mounting , Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tsurugi (KOTO)
    Age Estimated Late Muromachi period (Late 16th century)
    Swordsmith Attributed to Kinbo(金房: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate& Kicho Certificate for Koshirae
    Location Yamato province (today’s Nara prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 23.8 cm( 9.37 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $0.00

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (Gendaito; 現代刀)
    Age the 6th  year of the Taisho era (1917)
    Swordsmith Enjyu Taro Kunitoshi (延寿太郎国俊)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Higo province (Kumamoto prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 28.1  cm( 11.0 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $3,777.74

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate for the blade, Koshirae Mounting , Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Estimated Keio era (1865-1868)
    Swordsmith Sadaharu (貞晴)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Settsu province (today’s Osaka prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 18.9 cm(7.44 inches)
    Curvature : 0 cm (0 inches) 

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $4,643.48

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (Gendaito; 現代刀)
    Age 60th year of the Showa era (1985)
    Swordsmith Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa(酒井一貫斎繁政)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Musashi province (Saitama prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 27.0 cm( 10.6 inches)
    Curvature: 0.2 cm(0.08 inches) 

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $2,754.60

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate for the blade, Koshirae Mounting , Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Late Edo Period (1764-1876)
    Swordsmith Yasuyoshi (補義)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Unknown
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 24.4 cm( 9.60 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $3,777.74

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (KOTO)
    Age he late Nanbokucho era-Oei era (late 14th-early 15th century)
    Swordsmith Attributed to Uda Kunifusa (宇多国房: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bitchu province (Okayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 27 cm( 10.6 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm(0 inches) 

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $2,675.90

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age Eiroku era(1558-1570: late Muromachi period)
    Swordsmith Attributed to Noshu Seki Kanenori(濃州関 兼則: Unsigned)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location  Mino (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 27.7 cm ( 10.9 inches)
    Curvature: 0.6 cm ( 0.23 inches)

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

  • $3,541.63

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia
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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age  The 4th year of the Keio era (1868: The end of the Edo period)
    Swordsmith  Bushu Jyu Taira Sukenori (武州住平祐則)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bushu (Today’s Tokyo prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 32.8  cm( 12.9 inches)
    Curvature: 0.2  cm(0.08 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $3,699.04

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    SHIPPING TO :
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    Category Tanto (SHINTO)
    Age the first year of the Shoho era(1645: early Edo period)
    Swordsmith Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Masatsuna(播磨大掾藤原正綱)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Hokikoku  (Tottori prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 31.0 cm(12.2  inches)
    Curvature: 0.3 cm(0.12 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $6,689.75

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate, Hozon Certificate for Koshirae, Koshirae Sword Mounting, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (KOTO)
    Age Estimated mid-late Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Attributed to Sue Soshu Masahiro(末相州正広: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate for Blade& Hozon Certificate for Koshirae
    Location Sagami province(today’s Kanagawa prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 33.6 cm (13.2 inches)
    Curvature: 1.66 cm(0.65 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $2,675.90

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(Late 16th century)
    Swordsmith Attributed to Sue-Seki(末関: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province (Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 29.2 cm(11.5  inches)
    Curvature: 0.1 cm(0.04 inches) 

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $3,935.15

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Tanto (Gendaito)
    Age Heisei Period(2001)
    Swordsmith Oda Kusan(小田久山)
    Registration Tokyo286287
    Location Tokyo
    Blade Size Length:  29.2 cm(11.5 inches)/Curvature: 0 cm

    More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

     

  • $2,990.71

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Tanto( KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(450-500 years old)
    Swordsmith Kanesaki(兼先): Unsigned
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province (Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:27.0 cm ( 10.6 inches), Curvature: 0.0- cm

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.