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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: 22 Apr 2021

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  • $10,412.23 $8,885.10

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

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

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

    Category Tanto ( SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period (approx. 400 years old) 
    Swordsmith Echizenkoku Jyu Shimosaka Kane(Kanesaki): 越前国住下坂兼先
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate& Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate
    Location Echizen province(today’s Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:25.9  cm (10.2 inches) , Curvature:0.2 cm( 0.08 inches)

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

  • $6,386.17

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

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

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

    Category Wakizashi ( SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Genji Era(1864) : Late Edo period
    Swordsmith Tenryuji Masataka(天龍寺正隆)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Settsu province(today’s Osaka prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:30.5 cm( 12.0 inches) , Curvature: 0.4 cm( 0.16 inches)

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

  • $6,478.72

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

    SHIPPING TO : USA, Australia, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Hong Kong
    *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

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  • $3,517.02

    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

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

  • $3,517.02

    SIGNED:
    Kagekuni(景国)

    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( KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(450-500 years old)
    Swordsmith Kagekuni(景国)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location
    Blade Size Length:23.6 cm ( 9.3 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 have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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.

     

  • $3,933.51

    SIGNED:
    Unju Nobukazu

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Sword Maintenance Kit, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, 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
    Age The late Edo period(The third year of KEIO era: 1867 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Unju Nobukazu
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Kyoto
    Blade Size  Length:28.0 cm(11.0 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 have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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.

  • $2,591.49

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho certificate, Shirasaya Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, 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(KO-TO)
    Age Tensho era(天正):Azuchi Momoyama period(1573-1593 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Noshu Seki Kanetsune(Unsigned) 濃州関兼常
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Mino Province (today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 28.6 cm(11.3 inches)/Curvature:0.2 cm(0.07 inches)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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.

     

  • $3,979.79

    SIGNED:
    Yamamoto Tada-Aki

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Sword Maintenance Kit, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, 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(SHIN-SHIN TO)
    Age The late Edo period(Keio Era: 1865-1868)
    Swordsmith Yamamoto Tada-Aki
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Inaba(Today’s Tottori pefecture)
    Blade Size  Length:27.8 cm/Curvature:0.3 cm

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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.

  • $3,609.57

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, 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(Shin-Shin-To)
    Age Bunka era(文化):Late Edo period(1804-1818 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Hamabe Toshinori(Unsigned) 浜部寿格
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Inshu Province (today’s Tottori prefecture)
    Blade Size  Length:21.0 cm(8.3 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 have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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

    SIGNED: Bizenkoku Jyu Osa Sukesada(front)/ The second year in Eiroku period, August(back)

    Included: Sword maintenance kit, traditional sword carrying case, full exportation support

    Category  Tanto
    Age Eiroku Period (1559 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sukesada(備前長船祐定)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen (Today’s Okayama Pref.)
    Blade Size  Length:21.8 cm(8.6 inches)/Curvature:0 cm(0 inch)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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

    SIGNED: Kaneshige

    Included: NBTHK certificate, Sword maintenance kit, traditional sword carrying case, Full exportation support

    Category  Tanto
    Age The early Edo period(1661-1673 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Izuminokami Kaneshige
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Musashi(today’s Tokyo)
    Blade Size  Length:21.0 cm/Curvature:0 cm
  • $0.00

    Made in Japan
    Free Shipping Worldwide

    Signed: Kanesada
    Included: NTHK Kanteisho certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Tanto
    Age Tensho era(天正) : Muromachi-Azuchi-Momoyama Period
    Swordsmith Noushu Shiimzu Jyu Izuminokami KANESADA(濃州清水住和泉守兼定)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho certificate
    Location Mino(Today’s Gifu Pref)
    Blade Size Length:27.8cm(10.9 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 have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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

    Made in Japan
    Free Shipping Worldwide

    SIGNED: Yoshimitsu

    Included: NTHK Kanteisho certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Tanto(KO-TO)
    Age Dai-Ei era(大永): Muromachi Period(1521-1528 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Tosa Yoshimitsu
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho certificate
    Location Tosa(Kouchi Pref.)
    Blade Size Length: 21.2 cm(8.34 inches) ,Curvature: 0 cm(0 inch)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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

    Made in Japan
    Free Shipping Worldwide

    SIGNED: Masakuni

    Included: NBTHK&NTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Tanto(SHIN-SHIN TO)
    Age KAN-SEI era(寛政): Late Edo period (1789-1801 AD)
    Swordsmith Doutanuki Masakuni(同田貫正国)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate&NTHK Kanteisho certificate
    Location HIGO(Kumamoto Pref.)
    Blade Size Length: 20.0 cm(7.9 inches) ,Curvature: 0 cm(0 inch)

    Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we have various kinds of antique Japanese swords available. 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

    Made in Japan
    Free Shipping Worldwide

    Signed: Kiyonaga
    Included: NTHK certificate, , Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Tanto
    Age Tensho Period(1573-1593 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Namidaira Kiyonaga
    Certificate NTHK certificate
    Location Satsuma(Today’s Kagoshima)
    Blade Size Length:24.5 cm/Curvature:0.0 cm