The History of the Japanese Tanto
If you are interested in collecting any type of martial arts weaponry, you should definitely consider taking a look at the beautiful and rare Japanese Tanto. This particular weapon is not commonly known to the general public and is only becoming more popular as time progresses. The Tanto is a short sword that was used primarily for hand-to-hand combat in close-quarter fighting situations. In fact, it was so popular that a select group of people was permitted to own this particular weapon. In addition to this weapon, there are many amazing facts about this ancient Japanese weapon that you might want to learn about.
The Tanto knife
is known today by many different names such as a banana, Santuba knife, and wakizashi. One of the most unique things about this particular knife is that it is typically made from both steel and a variety of knives blades. Each blade is attached to a separate handle which can then be folded together and stored in the traditional basket-style sheath. While some have been designed with clip-less blades, most of them are made with blades that are fixed into the sheath itself. This allows a much larger number of people to carry their Tanto with relative ease.
One of the most important facts about the Japanese Tanto
is that it uses a special type of handle that is forged of ceramic. Although forged knives have been in existence for several centuries now, this material is a relatively new material that has only become popular in the last few decades. The Tanto knife is traditionally made from a single block of stone or ceramic and is then decorated. It is possible to purchase several different designs, but the most common design includes a flat blade, a scooped blade, a half-moon blade, and even a tiramisu-guarded blade. One of the most impressive facts about this particular type of knife is that many designs incorporate a handle that is wrapped around the entire blade. Although the Tanto is primarily used as a knife, it can also be used as a sword-like weapon.
The primary characteristic of the Tanto
is that it is one of the smallest, yet strongest fighting knives in all of Japan. A typical Tanto blade will measure between one and three inches in length. There are two distinct types of Tanto blades: the katana, which is the most commonly depicted and recognized Japanese sword, and the wakizashi, which is a smaller version of the katana. A Tanto may also be referred to as a cache, which literally means “small sword”.
The primary reason why the Japanese Tanto
was adopted as a martial arts weapon is that it is one of the smallest, safest, and most effective weapons in the world. During the Edo period, Japan became involved in a bloody civil war and was consumed by infighting between the Shoguns, the ruling warlords, and the Bakugan, who sought to unite the nation under one banner. The Tanto was utilized extensively in many battle scenes in the Japanese story because of its ease of use and effectiveness in close-quarter combat. Japanese swordsmen would wield their sacred Tanto to shield themselves from enemy attacks or to pierce their opponents and cause injury or death.
Today, many Japanese people still practice
the tradition of taking their loved ones’ lives with the Samurai Sword, just as they did in ancient times. This form of spiritual suicide known as Tanto, though, is not commonly practiced today because the Government banned the Samurai Swords during the Second World War. But there are still many dedicated followers of this ancient Japanese weapon and many people use the Tanto as a concealed knife, much like a pocket knife, when they are in a public place such as a restaurant.