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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: 26 Jan 2022

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  • $7,465.18

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia
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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. 

  • $4,830.41

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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)

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

  • $5,708.66

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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) 

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

  • $6,147.79

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    INCLUDED : NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting , Shirasaya Case, 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. 

  • $4,215.63

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    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. 

  • $7,904.30

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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. 

  • $4,127.80

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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.

  • $7,465.18

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    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.

  • $2,986.07

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    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.

  • $4,391.28

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    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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  • $3,337.37

    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.

     

  • $8,431.26

    DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
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    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)

    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.

  • $6,059.97

    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)

    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.

     

  • $3,337.37

    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.

     

  • $3,732.59

    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 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.

  • $2,459.12

    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 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.

  • $3,776.50

    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 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.

  • $3,425.20

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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.