El wakizashi es el compañero y espada auxiliar for the Katana. It has a blade with the same design as the Katana but considerably smaller. Some people like to create a set of a Katana & Wakizashi to represent the Samurai Daisho set.
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El tanto es una daga recta que solía ser llevada por los samuráis junto con su katana antes de la llegada del wakizashi. En un principio era un arma de ataque, durante el periodo nara, pero con el tiempo evolucionó para volverse más ornamental.
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The name Nodachi is often translated as “field sword”, which some may call as Odachi, which translated as “great sword”, the Nodachi sword was conceived as a weapon for infantry soldiers against cavalry.
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The Nagamaki is a Japanese sword with a long handle, like the Nodachi, the Nagamaki was born as an anti-cavalry weapon. However, unlike the Nodachi, this weapon has the balance point closer to the hands of its holder, making it much easier to wield.
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More than a type of sword, the Shirasya is a type of mount that is usually used to store the blade when it is not planned to be used for long periods of time. The Shirasaya has two central parts aside from the blade: the scabbard on one side and the handle on the other
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Samurai swords are known as swords used by the Samurai warriors, in this guide you can expect to find a deep overview of the different Japanese swords, we will cover their uses, materials, historical accounts, functions, treatments and modern day manufacturers.
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The tanto is a Japanese very short sword (or knife, depending on the length) that is similar in design to the traditional katana.
What makes the tanto special is its sturdiness. We’re looking at a thick, short blade that could easily penetrate through the gaps in armor or through bamboo.
Samurai warriors used tanto swords as backout weapons, especially for closed-quarter combat inside buildings, where swords would be hard to maneuver.
The tanto is a Japanese very short sword (or knife, depending on the length) that is similar in design to the traditional katana. What makes the tanto special is its sturdiness. We’re looking at a thick, short blade that could easily penetrate through the gaps in armor or through bamboo. Samurai warriors used tanto swords as backout weapons, especially for closed-quarter combat inside buildings, where swords would be hard to maneuver.
A tanto is a type of traditional Japanese short sword, usually referred to as a knife or dagger due to its length. But make no mistake, this is no ordinary kitchen tool. The tanto has a rich and fascinating history, and its design and purpose have evolved over the centuries.
The tanto's origins can be traced back to feudal Japan, where it was used primarily as a weapon by samurai warriors. Its design was optimized for close combat, with a short blade and a sharp point for piercing armor. The tanto was also used for more mundane tasks, such as preparing food and cutting rope, but its reputation as a fearsome weapon preceded it.
Over time, the tanto evolved to serve different purposes. During the Edo period, it became more ornamental, with elaborate carvings and decorations adorning the blade and handle. Some tanto were even created as works of art, with intricate designs etched into the steel.
But don't let the beauty of these ornamental tanto fool you – they were still deadly weapons in the right hands. Samurai would carry tanto as backup weapons, using them to finish off opponents or as a last resort when their primary weapon was lost or damaged.
In absence of a wakizashi, the tanto could also be used for seppuku when all hope was lost. It’s short, but still long enough to perform the task successfully.
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Our tanto swords are fully functional, made with authentic carbon steel, which is renowned for its durability and strength when it comes to swords. The blade is crafted by our blacksmiths with modern tools, but following the ancient processes and standards used by the legendary Japanese swordsmiths.
In addition to the quality of the blade, our tanto swords are also designed with the user in mind. The handle is carefully crafted to provide a comfortable and secure grip — we only use authentic Japanese materials —- while the overall weight and balance of the sword are optimized to provide excellent handling and maneuverability.
Oh, and did we mention all our swords are full tang? This means that they are highly resistant to blows and perfectly functional for combat. We understand that a tanto sword is not just a weapon but also a work of art. That's why we only use high-quality fittings. The end results are truly unmatched. See it for yourself!