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

The perfect knife! Can't think of any negatives to it.

Love this knife a little on the heavy side for an edc but we'll worth the money

The knife was actually nicer than I had expected. Purchased them for a customer event and they were so nice I had to buy several more as the customer couldn't get enough. Better than the knife was the customer service. Great job!!!

I like the Tanto point and knuckle guard

I like my SOG Flash II, great for work, fits in my pocket with the clip, easy to open I love it..

Not a comfortable knife to hold, it hits the side of the knife when closed, the window breaker/belt cutter was loose the day I got it out of the box, but it's still usable, kind of what you'd expect at the price point.

Very nice knife, but is not assisted opening as advertised.

So, I 'knew' that it was a small knife because the measurements were given - guess that did not translate to 'real world' in my mind at the time - but it is a small knife, really too small to meet my particular needs. It is also my first 'tanto' style blade, and having seen/used it for a little bit, enough to show me that I really prefer the classic 'drop point' blade profile for my every day use. All that being said - it locks up solid, works well, and should make a nice, little college dorm room utility knife for my grand daughter.

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