Tanto Knife and Blade Selection

Japanese Tanto knives (or short swords) are characterized by their dagger-like design. The tanto knife first appeared around the year 900, and is a favorite among collectors today. At Knife Depot, you'll find a vast tanto blade selection, including single- and double-edged knives, straight and serrated blades as well as fixed-blade and folding styles. Look through the pages of tanto blades offered to find exactly what you're looking for, whether you prefer a utilitarian blade or a more decorative look. Affordable prices and unparalleled customer service make Knife Depot the best place to find a top-quality tanto knife (or two) to add to your collection.

Tanto Knife and Blade Selection

Bought 3 of these knives as Christmas presents. Two for my sons and the other for my daughter's boyfriend. I had their names laser etched into the blade; it really made an impression. The knife was lighter than I expected but fully met the description on line. As noted it was razor sharp and light to carry. I was very pleased with it. I had no misgivings or regret gifting these as presents for Christmas.

If I found myself in a zombie apocalypse, I would be ready with this knife.

My everyday carry knife. Love it. Good quality you'd expect from S&W. Recommend.

I have many Tanto folders, but I will have to say I was surprised by the simplicity of th 06 Fast Folder Tanto and it's operating concept and speed as well as the sharpness of the blade itself ( Excellent ) ~ The grip on the casing is solid as well and feels good in the hand, even big hands such as I have ~ 5 stars all the way around ~ Great Knife !!

High quality knife and made a great give away. My customers loved it. Additionally, the service from Knife Depot exceeded my expectations and met my deadline. Thank you!

I love this knife it works great it's very sharp but I thought it was assisted open and it's not

Absolutely love this blade! It has been my EDC for over a year and with light to minimal work I haven't even had to sharpen it since coming out of the box. The reason it's not a 5 star is because I highly submerging in oil to ensure the smoothness of the action and sanding down the G10 scales between the clip and the knife (unless you want a hole in your pants) I had to sand down mine several times before it would fit my heavy jeans. That being said though I've pried doors open, cut through pretty much everything you can imagine (might need to resharpen if you decide to take on a tree) and haven't had an issue. PS. If this is your first tanto blade read up on the proper maintance of a Tanto style blade it will help the life span of the knife greatly.

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