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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: 25 Nov 2022

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  • $25,251.98

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK JUYO TOKEN Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi (KOTO)
    Age Late Kamakura period-Nanbokucho period
    (Late 13th-Early 14th century)
    Swordsmith Enjyu Kunisuke (延寿国資)
    Certificate NBTHK JUYO TOKEN Certificate
    Location Higo Province (Today’s Kumamoto prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 33.2 cm (13.07 inches)
    Curvature: 0.25 cm (0.09 inches)

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

    When you purchase an authentic Japanese sword, as a special Christmas Gift, we will also send you Sword of Japan, a great introductory book translated by Mr. Paul Martin. For the detailed of the promotion, please click the image below.

  • $4,689.65

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

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

    Category Tanto (SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age 5th year of the Ansei era(1858: Bakumatsu era)
    Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Jyu Yokoyama Sukekane(備前長船住横山祐包)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen domain (Today’s Okayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 28.6 cm( 11.2 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches)

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

    When you purchase an authentic Japanese sword, as a special Christmas Gift, we will also send you Sword of Japan, a great introductory book translated by Mr. Paul Martin. For the detailed of the promotion, please click the image below.

  • $4,184.61

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate for the blade, Shirasaya Case, 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 Tomoshige (友重)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Kaga domain (Today’s Ishikawa prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 27.5 cm( 10.82 inches)
    Curvature: 0 cm (0 inches)

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

    When you purchase an authentic Japanese sword, as a special Christmas Gift, we will also send you Sword of Japan, a great introductory book translated by Mr. Paul Martin. For the detailed of the promotion, please click the image below.

  • $5,411.14

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

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

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate,  Koshirae Case, 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)
    Swordsmith Koyama Enju Taro Munehiro (小山延寿太郎宗広)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Higo province (Today’s Kumamoto prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 25.5 cm (10.0 inches)
    Curvature : 0.1 cm (0.03 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.

  • $6,493.37

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

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

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

    Category Tanto (SHIN SHIN TO/Gendaito)
    Age The 10th year of the Meiji era (1877)
    Swordsmith Fujiwara Korekazu (藤原是一)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Musashi province (Today’s Tokyo prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 22.8 cm (8.9 inches)
    Curvature : 0.0 cm (0.0 inches) 

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

    When you purchase an authentic Japanese sword, as a special Christmas Gift, we will also send you Sword of Japan, a great introductory book translated by Mr. Paul Martin. For the detailed of the promotion, please click the image below.

  • $6,493.37

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

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

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

    Category Tanto ( Gendaito)
    Age The 31st year of the Meiji era (1898)
    Swordsmith Kanenori (包則: Miyamoto Kanenori)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location  Tokyo prefecture
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 19.4 cm (7.63 inches)
    Curvature : 0.0 cm (0.0 inches) 

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

    When you purchase an authentic Japanese sword, as a special Christmas Gift, we will also send you Sword of Japan, a great introductory book translated by Mr. Paul Martin. For the detailed of the promotion, please click the image below.

  • $5,771.88

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

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

    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. 

    When you purchase an authentic Japanese sword, as a special Christmas Gift, we will also send you Sword of Japan, a great introductory book translated by Mr. Paul Martin. For the detailed of the promotion, please click the image below.

  • $5,411.14

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

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

    Category Tanto ( SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period (Late 16th century-early 17th century)
    Swordsmith Attributed to Echizen Seki (越前関: Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen province (Today’s Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 29.5 cm (11.6 inches)
    Curvature: 0.2 cm (0.08 inches)

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

    When you purchase an authentic Japanese sword, as a special Christmas Gift, we will also send you Sword of Japan, a great introductory book translated by Mr. Paul Martin. For the detailed of the promotion, please click the image below.

  • $2,020.16

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

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

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Attributed to Kanemasu (兼升)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 28.1 cm (11.0 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.

  • $6,493.37

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    INCLUDED : NBTHK Tokubetsu 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 The forth year of the Ansei era (1858)
    Swordsmith Shibata Masayori (新発田正順)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Shibata area (Today’s Niigata prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 28.3 cm ( 11.14 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
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

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

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

    Category Tanto ( KOTO-SHINTO)
    Age Late Azuchi Momoyama- Early Edo Period
    Swordsmith Kanetaka (金高)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 26.1 cm( 10.3 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
    *We ship from Tokyo, Japan. There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

    SHIPPING TO :
    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, 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 (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. 

  • $5,050.40

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    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)

    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.

  • $3,968.17

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    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) 

    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.

  • $2,308.75

    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, Switzerland, Germany , Hong Kong, France, Australia
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    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)

    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
    *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
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    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.

  • $4,689.65

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

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

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

    Category Tanto ( KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period
    Swordsmith Kaneharu (兼春)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length: 22.3 cm( 8.78 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
    *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
    *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 (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.

  • $0.00

    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
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    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
    *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
    *Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

    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.