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Tanto (all models)

About Our Tanto

The wooden weapons proposed by Seido are manufactured by one of the last four traditional workshop in the south of Japan, in the region of Miyakonojo (Kyushu), Horinouchi, Nidome, Matsuzaki and Aramaki (learn more about the workshops on our Artisans Presentation Page). 
This section contains all Tanto offered by Seido, made from wood, but also rubber tanto, soft tanto and alloy tanto (similar to Iaito blades).

All Tanto can be engraved directly in our facilities within a few days.
Finally, most of our weapons can be ordered either painted (urethane) or unvarnished. Unvarnished weapons require more maintenance but their touch is without comparison. Unvarnished weapons are significantly more expensive because of the more extensive polishing and treatment with camellia oil.

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  • Deluxe Tanto - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Tanto - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Tanto - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Tanto - Classic Woods

    Deluxe Tanto - Classic Woods

    ¥1,400 ~ ¥2,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Standard lenght: 29 cm
    Red Oak, White Oak or Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Rounded butt | Short Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Deluxe Tanto - Exotic Woods
    • Deluxe Tanto - Exotic Woods
    • Deluxe Tanto - Exotic Woods
    • Deluxe Tanto - Exotic Woods

    Deluxe Tanto - Exotic Woods

    ¥5,200

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Standard lenght: 29 cm
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Flat Spine | Rounded butt | Short Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Superior Hon Biwa Tanto (Loquat)
    • Superior Hon Biwa Tanto (Loquat)
    • Superior Hon Biwa Tanto (Loquat)
    • Superior Hon Biwa Tanto (Loquat)

    Superior Hon Biwa Tanto (Loquat)

    ¥12,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Japanese true Loquat
    Flat Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki | Oil polishing | Standard lenght: 29 cm
    The best wood ever used for Japanese wooden weapon.
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Superior Hon Kokutan Tanto (African Ebony)
    • Superior Hon Kokutan Tanto (African Ebony)
    • Superior Hon Kokutan Tanto (African Ebony)

    Superior Hon Kokutan Tanto (African Ebony)

    ¥13,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    True African Ebony
    Flat Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki | Oil polishing | Standard lenght: 29 cm
    A very beautiful and deep black colored wood.
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Deluxe Iwama Ryu Tanto - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Iwama Ryu Tanto - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Iwama Ryu Tanto - Classic Woods
    • Deluxe Iwama Ryu Tanto - Classic Woods

    Deluxe Iwama Ryu Tanto - Classic Woods

    ¥1,900 ~ ¥2,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Lenght: 30 cm
    Red Oak, White Oak or Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Flat butt | Iwama Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Classic woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Classic woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Classic woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Classic woods

    Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Classic woods

    ¥2,000 ~ ¥2,700

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Special lenght: 36 cm / Thin shape
    Red Oak, White Oak or Isu no Ki
    Flat Spine | Rounded butt | Short Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Exotic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Exotic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Exotic Woods
    • Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Exotic Woods

    Jiki Shinkage Ryu Tanto (long) - Exotic Woods

    ¥8,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Special lenght: 36 cm / Thin shape
    Sunuke or Camellia
    Flat Spine | Rounded butt | Short Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Extra-long Seido Original Tanto
    • Extra-long Seido Original Tanto
    • Extra-long Seido Original Tanto
    • Extra-long Seido Original Tanto

    Extra-long Seido Original Tanto

    ¥2,900 ~ ¥8,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Extra long Tanto: 40 cm
    Sunuke or Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    Chevroned Spine | Rounded butt | Long Kissaki
    Urethane varnished or oil polishing
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Tanto Shirasaya 6 Sun
    • Tanto Shirasaya 6 Sun
    • Tanto Shirasaya 6 Sun

    Tanto Shirasaya 6 Sun

    ¥5,900 ~ ¥7,100

    Made in Japan
    Blade: Zinc/Aluminium reinforced alloy
    Saya: Magnolia wood
    Length: 29 cm | Weight: ~200 g
    For demonstration
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Rubber Tanto

    Rubber Tanto

    ¥1,700

    Made in China
    100% Rubber (painted)
    Length: 25 cm | Weight: ~100 g
    For tanto-dori practice.
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Flexible Tanto
    • Flexible Tanto
    • Flexible Tanto

    Flexible Tanto

    ¥2,500

    Made in Japan
    Core of relatively rigid foam covered with cloth.
    Length: 30 cm | Weight: ~70 g
    For tanto-dori practice.
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Tanto Shinai
    • Tanto Shinai
    • Tanto Shinai

    Tanto Shinai

    ¥3,000

    Made in Japan
    Bamboo lath covered with cloth
    Length: 30 cm | Weight: ~150 g
    For tanto-dori practice.
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
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