Tantos

There are many who would argue the superiority of Japanese style blades. At Dark Knight Armoury, we do not take sides, but we do offer a number of tantos for those who prefer to do all their cutting with a more traditional Japanese knife. Of course, you do not have to be biased to enjoy one of these blades, which are nothing if not efficient and effective. The traditional tanto was a single-edged dagger of Japanese origin that was designed for use in close, cramped quarters, where a larger tachi or katana would have been impossible to wield effectively. The design of the blade excelled at stabbing, while still offering an effective enough slash, which is quite possibly why it remains an effective and popular weapon today. Some of the tanto knives featured here are modeled quite closely after that Japanese blade, echoing its look even as some modernized features creep into its design. Others take the traditional tanto and modernize it, fusing the Japanese style kamasu kissaki point and its chisel-like edge to create a blade that rivals, or perhaps even surpasses the tanto in terms of cutting and thrusting power. The result? This category is filled with stunning blades of various shapes and sizes, some of which are large and are made for use in combat, training, and other martial arts based activities, while others are smaller and are more suited for use as tactical knives and utility blades. In short, these tantos remain true to the spirit of their ancestor, possessing both power and speed, as well as the versatility needed to do whatever their wielder requires of them.
3V Recon Tanto by Cold Steel
07-13QRTK
A favorite among military personnel and SWAT teams, the 3V Recon Tanto is a strong blade great for piercing tough surfaces. This stylish weapon has a sleek, tactical design and a textured handle that provides sturdiness to your grip.
Price: $264.99
On Sale For: $211.99
Aggressor Black Tactical Knife
KK0013
Special service units have strict requirements for their tactical weapons. The Aggressor Black Tactical Knife surpasses these requirements, making it a reliable survival knife that is fit to withstand your most extreme situations.
Price: $150.00
Black Ronin Combat Tanto Knife
UC3155
The Black Ronin Combat Tanto Knife displays a sleek design. Inspired by the deadly weapons of the Samurai, this modern interpretation features a black matte stainless steel blade perfect for tactical maneuvers and stealth operations.
Price: $36.00
Camo Tanto Blade Combat Knife
MC-MU-1140DG
To keep yourself protected from danger until you are ready to strike, you need a knife that will blend in with your surroundings. The Camo Tanto Blade Combat Knife is the ideal weapon for defense, in jungles both urban and organic.
Price: $7.00
Chaos Tanto Trench Knife
07-80NT
Taking inspiration from the trench knives of the previous two world wars of the last century, this Chaos Tanto Trench Knife is a knife for the modern soldier, one that serves as an equalizer when it comes to close quarters combat.
Price: $99.99
On Sale For: $80.00
Combat Commander Tanto
UC3028
Battle-tested and ready for action, the Combat Commander Tanto is ready to go from discreet to deadly at any moment. Whether used for night operations or a stealth mission that is off the books, this blade will be an asset.
Price: $32.00
Condor Tanto Hunter Knife
CTK3062SB
Using the effective tanto style blade with a twist, the Condor Tanto Hunter Knife has an inverted tanto blade with a strong, almost chisel-like point and a subtly curving blade that enhances every cut the knife makes.
Price: $37.98
Dragon Tanto
ZS-210172
A fantastic gift for knife and dragon enthusiasts, this Dragon Tanto features an etched black dragon slithering down the blade. This stainless steel fixed blade knife displays the pronounced chisel tip of an American style tanto.
Price: $9.50
On Sale For: $8.55
FGX Cat Tanto
07-92FCAT
Black as a moonless night, silent as the grave, and virtually undetectable, the FGX Cat Tanto is a lightweight self-defense weapon made using high-tech materials for an intimidating and effective, yet covert construction.
Price: $15.99
On Sale For: $12.80
Fixed Blade Tanto Knife
MC-MX-8113
Designed for comfort and durability, the Fixed Blade Tanto Knife features a tanto style blade and a textured rubber handle. This blade is crafted from 7CR17 stainless steel in a fixed blade design and features a stone wash finish.
Price: $18.00
G.I. Tanto Knife by Cold Steel
07-80PGTKZ
The G.I. Tanto Knife is a tactical knife that has been stripped down to the bare essentials. This knife comes with a multitude of practical uses. The broad carbon steel blade features tanto styling and an integral quillon guard.
Price: $47.99
On Sale For: $38.39
Gray Camo Zombie Hunter Hybrid Tanto
MC-ZB-116GY
The perfect addition to your collection of zombie defense gear, the Gray Camo Zombie Hunter Hybrid Tanto is crafted with zombie slaying in mind with a uniquely shaped blade which is ideal for both slicing and thrusting strikes.
Price: $21.00
Green Camo Zombie Hunter Hybrid Tanto
MC-ZB-116GN
A spectacular weapon which any zombie hunter should include in their arsenal of weaponry, the Green Camo Zombie Hunter Hybrid Tanto features a uniquely shaped blade which is well-suited for numerous occasions and purposes.
Price: $38.00
Green Zombie Survivor Tanto
MC-HK-776GN
The tanto is well known as an incredibly useful blade, ideal for a number of different tasks. The Green Zombie Survivor Tanto is a must have knife for any survival situation, especially those involving flesh eating monsters.
Price: $18.00
Honshu Full Tang Tanto
UC2629
Featuring a full-tang blade made of 440 stainless steel, the Honshu Full Tang Tanto is the perfect addition to any arsenal. Great for self-defense or hunting, this combat-ready weapon features an over molded black rubberized grip.
Price: $74.00
Kobun Knife by Cold Steel
07-17TZ
The Kobun Knife is a lightweight American tanto styled personal weapon. The thick spine provides stability while the thin blade can be used for precise slicing techniques. Pierce through tough surfaces with the reinforced point.
Price: $64.99
On Sale For: $51.99
Kondoru Tanto Knife
BK-CTK1011775HC
Featuring a full tang blade made of 1075 high carbon steel, the Kondoru Tanto Knife is a terrific addition to any personal armory. This fixed blade knife is a beautiful interpretation of the classic Japanese sword worn by Samurai.
Price: $229.98
Leatherneck Tanto Knife by Cold Steel
07-39LSFCT
The Leatherneck Tanto Knife features a distinct blade style that has proven popular with armed forces personnel. It has an American tanto blade with a stout reinforced tip for added strength and is made from tough D2 tool steel.
Price: $114.99
On Sale For: $91.99
M48 Ops Combat Fighter
UC3021
The M48 Ops Combat Fighter is built to survive in any environment. This blade will prove useful as you encounter survival and combat scenarios. All you have to do is keep it by your side and deploy it at the right time.
Price: $128.00
Magnum Tanto II 3V Knife
07-13QMBII
An amazing example of a high-end tanto point blade, this tough, reliable steel knife is sure to appeal to the discerning knife buyer. The Magnum Tanto II 3V Knife is crafted from American CPM 3-V high performance powdered steel.
Price: $359.99
On Sale For: $288.00
Magnum Tanto IX 3V Knife
07-13QMBIX
An amazing example of a high-end tanto point blade, this tough, reliable steel knife is sure to appeal to the discerning knife buyer. The Magnum Tanto IX 3V Knife is crafted from American CPM 3-V high performance powdered steel.
Price: $389.99
On Sale For: $312.00
Magnum Tanto XII 3V Knife
07-13QMBXII
An amazing example of a high-end tanto point blade, this tough, reliable steel knife is sure to appeal to the discerning knife buyer. The Magnum Tanto XII 3V Knife is crafted from American CPM 3-V high performance powdered steel.
Price: $449.99
On Sale For: $360.00
Magnum Warcraft Tanto by Cold Steel
07-13TXL
An extraordinary combat knife built for both comfort and exceptional durability, the Magnum Warcraft Tanto by Cold Steel features a powerful tanto style blade, a contoured grip, and a magnificent sheath for its safe storage.
Price: $429.99
On Sale For: $344.00
Master Tanto 3V Knife
07-13QBN
An amazing example of a high-end tanto point blade, this tough, reliable steel knife is sure to appeal to the discerning knife buyer. The Master Tanto 3V Knife is crafted from American CPM 3-V high performance powdered steel.
Price: $314.99
On Sale For: $252.00
Military Tanto Machete
ZS-926793
On a tactical mission, you would be in need of a finely crafted and heavy duty knife that can execute your duties. With this stealthy Military Tanto Machete, you will be able to hack and cleave through a number of different jobs.
Price: $19.50
On Sale For: $17.55
Modern Black Tanto
ZS-926837
The potential of the Japanese sword has always been high, and now, this Modern Black Tanto brings a bit of urbanized style to the table. This sword echoes the sleek design of the wakizashi and tanto, in an effective modern blade.
Price: $16.50
On Sale For: $14.85
Ninja Stealth Knife Starter Set
MC-FM-634
Get everything you need to start your ninja career with the Ninja Stealth Knife Starter Set. This blade includes hooks, throwing knives, and more, all of which can be safely stored in its scabbard for covert carrying.
Price: $32.00
On Sale For: $28.00
Outdoorsman Lite by Cold Steel
07-20PH
As a nod to the great success of our Pendleton Lite Hunter, we have decided to make a more economical version, called the Outdoorsman Lite. This knife has a similar blade, guard, handle, and pommel in slightly different materials.
Price: $40.99
On Sale For: $32.80
Sensei Black Camp Knife
KK0237
With the tactical abilities of a camp knife, the slashing power of a machete, and the feel of a Japanese short sword, the Sensei Black Camp Knife is a reliable and effective knife to keep at your side during outdoor adventures.
Price: $152.00
Sensei Satin Camp Knife
KK0238
Great knives take the best features that a blade can offer and combine them to make one exceptional blade. The Sensei Satin Camp Knife does just that, featuring the combined power of a camp knife, a machete, and a small sword.
Price: $152.00
SK-5 Recon Tanto Knife by Cold Steel
07-49LRTZ
Designed for modern warriors of today, the SK-5 Recon Tanto Knife is appreciated by military personnel and special law enforcement units. This tactical tanto was designed to withstand abuse in even the toughest possible conditions.
Price: $69.99
On Sale For: $55.99
Tactical Fixed Blade Tanto
MC-MX-8120
Designed for use in tactical and survival situations, the Tactical Fixed Blade Tanto excels in both thrusting and slicing, making it a spectacular way to help bolster your preparedness for emergency conditions.
Price: $50.00
Tactical Tanto with Sheath
KMT19W
Each Muela Knife is handsome as well as functional with handle materials that include Red Stag antler, exotic hardwoods, and Pakawood. Muela Knives are custom Spanish knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations.
Price: $107.00
Tanto Blade Combat Knife
MC-MU-1140BK
Whether you find yourself fending off natural elements in the wilderness or deadly foes in a fight, the Tanto Blade Combat Knife will provide you with a controlled and durable tool that is handy in all survival situations.
Price: $10.00
Tanto Lite Knife by Cold Steel
07-20TZ
Strong and lightweight, the Tanto Lite Knife is an affordable tool that makes a great addition to any arsenal. Very capable of standing up to the elements of nature, outdoorsmen will get great performance from this functional knife.
Price: $40.99
On Sale For: $32.79
Tanto Style Tactical Knife
KMKEN15N
Each Muela Knife is handsome as well as functional with handle materials that include Red Stag antler, exotic hardwoods, and Pakawood. Muela Knives are custom Spanish knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations.
Price: $188.00
Tanto Style Tactical Knife
KMKEN15W
Each Muela Knife is handsome as well as functional with handle materials that include Red Stag antler, exotic hardwoods, and Pakawood. Muela Knives are custom Spanish knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations.
Price: $170.00
Tanto Style Tactical Knife
KMKEND10N
Each Muela Knife is handsome as well as functional with handle materials that include Red Stag antler, exotic hardwoods, and Pakawood. Muela Knives are custom Spanish knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations.
Price: $166.00
Urban Warrior Tanto
MC-MX-8130
Twilight falls over the city walls as the cloaked figure climbs the fire escape. Reaching an open window, he draws the Urban Warrior Tanto silently from its sheath, listening for any movement within before entering the building.
Price: $36.00
USMC Tactical Tanto Knife
MC-M-2009SW
An excellent choice for tackling a plethora of tasks, the USMC Tactical Tanto Knife is crafted for utility and durability. This knife features an all-black, tactical appearance and is made from high quality materials.
Price: $70.00
Warcraft Tanto Knife
07-13TL
The power of the Japanese blade has been known for years, but few pay attention to the smallest of them, the tanto. This Warcraft Tanto proves that the tanto, with a modern design, can be as lethal as its larger cousins.
Price: $329.99
On Sale For: $264.00
Xtreme Tanto Tactical Knife
MC-MX-8144
Known for its strong point, tanto knives make an excellent choice for piercing, as the design allows the metal to absorb impact that might cause another to break. The Xtreme Tanto Tactical Knife is a great option to keep handy.
Price: $30.00
Zombie Skull Tanto
MC-ZB-120GS
Originally, the tanto knife was used by the Japanese for indoor close combat. In your hands, the Zombie Skull Tanto will transform you into a zombie killing machine as you test its abilities on the unfortunate undead in your path.
Price: $38.00
Zombie Slayer Tanto
MC-ZB-120GN
In close combat with a flesh eating zombie, you need a knife that will give you an advantage over your ruthless foe. The Zombie Slayer Tanto is a must have weapon to bring the art of ancient Japanese fighting into the apocalypse.
Price: $36.00
Zombie Stripe Tanto Combat Knife
MC-ZB-121T
If you are ever faced with hand to hand combat with a flesh eating monster, you will need a weapon that is both effective and convenient. The Zombie Stripe Tanto Combat Knife is just such a weapon, ready to use at a moments notice.
Price: $11.00

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